Would You Pay $25 a Game to See the Raiders Next Season?

The franchise is offering the cheapest seats in the NFL in a bid to get more fans to the Coliseum.

To anyone whoever said something along the lines of “you couldn’t pay me to go to a Raiders game,” the East Bay’s NFL franchise is getting close to calling your bluff.

The team announced this week that starting now, season tickets in the cheap seats will go for $250, or $25 a game. That’s astoundingly inexpensive. As KCBS blogger Stan Bunger points out, the league average is three times that sum. Meanwhile, at the other end of the spectrum and on the other side of the bay, club seats in the 49ers new Santa Clara stadium cost $3,250

The Oakland Raiders want to sell out more games and avoid the local television blackouts that contribute to a pernicious cycle of apathy toward the team. In addition to hawking the cheapest seats in the league, the team is blocking off sections of the coliseum to create the stadium with the fewest seats in the NFL.

"Our hope, our desire, is a new stadium at that site. This is the tool we're using this year to create that vibrant community of season-ticket holders," Amy Trask, the Raiders COO, told NFL.com.

NFL.com couldn’t help but conclude with the obvious: “Of course, the Raiders' best solution for pumping life back into their stadium and fan base is to put a decent product on the field. Oakland hasn't qualified for the playoffs since the 2002 season. If you build a team, they will come.”

Zinn February 10, 2013 at 12:52 AM
That is dirt cheap. I paid more for season tickets in the 70's. They should sell out every game at that price..
noah arribas February 10, 2013 at 06:38 PM
I assume these are for the top of mt Davis, most people these days have flat screen TVs with more viewable area...
A M February 11, 2013 at 01:56 AM
Raider games is the way to go; If you get a club seat at the new Santa clara stadiuum ,you still have to buy a $ 80,000 dollor psl , just to be able to buy your season ticket? Gonna be some expensive hotdogs and beer there
Nick February 11, 2013 at 06:51 PM
Nope, they're shutting down Mt. Davis and a couple sections in the top corner of the original structure. They will be tarping those off and reducing "capacity" to 53,000 in an effort to sell out games without the help of 2 for 1 deals, nor re-purchasing any leftovers to guarantee a sellout. Agreed, with all the violence, TV is the way to go.
Felicia May 31, 2013 at 03:51 PM
If you decide to go and want to support either the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9601 of Castro Valley or Moose Lodge 1491 of Castro Valley/Hayward, please consider buying tickets in their fundraisers. We are hoping it will be just as successful this year as last year. http://castrovalley.patch.com/groups/events/p/2013-oakland-raiders-fundraiser


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