Oklahoma City.................Raiders?

Discussion in 'Raiders Discussion' started by MrWestGrand, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. MrWestGrand

    MrWestGrand Member

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    Oakland Raiders Stadium Plan Fits Oklahoma City’s MAPS 3
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    Proposed Oklahoma City Convention Center

    MAPS (Metropolitan Area Projects) is Oklahoma City’s visionary capital improvement program for new and upgraded sports, recreation, entertainment, cultural and convention facilities.

    Oklahoma City is the model city in the country to undertake a public facility enhancement project of this size.

    MAPS is funded by a temporary one-cent sales tax first approved by city voters in December [​IMG]1993. During the first 66 months it was in effect, over $309 million was collected. In addition, the deposited tax revenue earned about $54 million in interest. Currently, Phase 3 of the Oklahoma City MAPS project is underway which began in 2010 and runs through December of 2017. The one-cent sales tax will raise an estimated $777 million to fund the construction.

    An Oakland Raiders stadium could be the centerpiece the Oklahoma City MAPS project.




    http://rustyhilger.com/oakland-raid...adium-plan-a-field-of-dreams-in-oklahoma-city
  2. Raidervinny

    Raidervinny Erect Member

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    I don't care where they go...they will still be the Raiders. Do it.
  3. MrWestGrand

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    I hope this shit doesn't gain any traction, because this would be my worst fuckining nightmare. The OK Raiders, how lame is that.
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  4. NIPS

    NIPS Don't Fuck this up

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    Oaklahoma Raiders

    Kinda close
  5. TheMadStork

    TheMadStork #$@&!

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    Sleat would never notice the difference...
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  6. Raidermania12

    Raidermania12 Spend that money!

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    Oakland on it's worst day is a better locale than OK. Terrible idea.
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  7. Postmaster

    Postmaster Well-Hung Member

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    Mayor late to Raiders stadium meeting with NFL

    Team owner Mark Davis, along with Oakland and Alameda County officials, met at the team headquarters last week to update a delegation from the National Football League on the prospects for a new stadium.

    Sources tell the Chronicle’s Phillip Matier And Andrew Ross that Davis appears sincerely to want the Raiders to stay in Oakland. However, reports from city planners indicate the money for a new Raiders home is as elusive as ever.

    “The fact is that Davis doesn’t have finances like, say, a Jerry Jones (owner of the Dallas Cowboys) to swing a stadium deal on his own,” said one person who was at the meeting. “We’d have to ask the voters to help.”

    And while no one said it at the meeting, everyone knows the chances of voters helping out with a new stadium deal – while they are still paying off $20 million a year for the 1990s renovation of the old one – are slim to none.

    People at the meeting – none of whom would speak on the record, because the session was supposed to be private – say their efforts to convince the NFL that there’s still hope in the East Bay weren’t boosted by the tardy entrance of Oakland Mayor Jean Quan.

    “She arrived 20 minutes late,” said our attendee. “She apologized, saying she was held up by a phone call.”
  9. Sleet

    Sleet #2014

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    :hmph:
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  10. Madturk

    Madturk Football Guru

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    Wow!. That's pretty prophetic and pretty much sums it up. They're making payments on a 20 mill/year loan, where the fugg are they going to get the money to fund a new stadium deal? Time to move on already.
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  11. eleven

    eleven RIP 46

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    If the Jets and the Giants can share a stadium its ridiculous that in state as fucked as Clownifornia two teams can't share a gotdamn stadium.

    This is fucking stupid.
  12. Madturk

    Madturk Football Guru

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    That ship has sailed long time ago. I bet we wind up playing at Cal Berkley for a season or two.
  13. eleven

    eleven RIP 46

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    That design looks cheesey BTW.
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  14. Sleet

    Sleet #2014

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    Yes it is. Mark provided sounds reasons, though, for it.
  15. phxraida15

    phxraida15 Well-Known Member

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    I'm a Raider fan... If they went to Canada and were called the Canada Raiders I would still be a fan...

    New stadiums help revenue... Cardinals have been selling out since they got their stadium... They couldn't even get 40,000 in at sun devil stadium before...
  16. boknowsvt

    boknowsvt Flacid Member

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    Probably because nobody wanted to sit outside at high noon in 110 degree heat.
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  17. eleven

    eleven RIP 46

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    Can you say that in way I can understand?
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  18. eleven

    eleven RIP 46

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    That design looks like a high-school AP Introduction to Architecture design.

    It's all plane geometry. That has to be the prototype.

    Just to take up space in the picture.
  19. Raider Bill

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    Those 90's modifications cost nearly what a new stadium cost at the time... I always thought that shit was stupid... they should have built a new stadium back then.
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