Without a New Stadium, Will Raiders Stay in Oakland?

May 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In 1960, the silver and black, then a member of the AFL, played their inaugural season across the bay in San Fransisco and shared Kezar Stadium with the 49ers. The 49ers would play their last game there in 1970.
The Raiders, meanwhile, moved on the next year to Candlestick Park. Candlestick Park was more famously known as the home to the 49ers, but in 1961, the park was used by the Raiders, sharing the field with the San Fransisco Giants.
The Raiders were on the move again in 1962. Moving across the bay to Oakland, the silver and black played out of Frank Youell Field from 1962-1965. By today's standards the field was small, only sitting 22,000 for football games, but this was where the Raiders set down roots in Oakland.
Those tentative roots grew deep, starting in 1966. That was the year the Raiders moved to the Oakland Coliseum. The silver and black would call Oakland Coliseum home for the next 15 years.
Al Davis announced his intentions to move the...

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