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Shared Raiders-Niners stadium now a pipe dream?

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08:09 AM ET 09.20 | The Bay Area just may have to be big enough for two franchises. Sometimes, especially recently, it seems Raiders CEO Amy Trask is the only powerful person working to keep the idea of a Raiders-49ers shared stadium alive. ... But Trask's efforts have not generated traction, so far, and the violent events surrounding the Raiders-49ers exhibition game last Saturday at Candlestick Park have only served to highlight the complications. Getting her boss Al Davis, the Yorks, their separate fan bases, the NFL, the financiers and the municipalities of either Santa Clara or Oakland all on board simultaneously was always going to be a thorny prospect. Now, after last Saturday's mayhem -- presumed to partly involve 49ers fans vs. Raiders fans -- it seems like a pipe dream.

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September 20, 2011  09:02 AM ET

Nice Punisher t-shirt. The Batman one must have been in the wash.

September 20, 2011  09:06 AM ET

She looks like Al bit her neck and now she is one of the undead too

September 20, 2011  09:15 AM ET

I wonder if Al hits that?



Think of that mental picture!



all that old skin flapping away.....

September 20, 2011  09:16 AM ET

She must be one tough old broad, She is hangin' with a bad crowd.

September 20, 2011  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I wonder if Al hits that?Think of that mental picture!all that old skin flapping away.....

One ugly picture to paint....

September 20, 2011  09:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

She must be one tough old broad, She is hangin' with a bad crowd.

'Bad crowd' = rest of NFL Executives? I agree.

September 20, 2011  09:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I wonder if Al hits that?Think of that mental picture!all that old skin flapping away.....

Thanks Count, I needed that mental picture early in the morning...

September 20, 2011  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I wonder if Al hits that?Think of that mental picture!all that old skin flapping away.....

GROSS!

September 20, 2011  09:53 AM ET

Hey, Google up images of Amy Trask. That one isn't very flattering. I'd let her buy me a drink in a bar.

But yeah, most of the pictures have her in sunglasses, as if the sun is something she must avoid...

September 20, 2011  10:41 AM ET

You know I could have posted one of Dole videos.


might have been better!

September 20, 2011  10:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

You know I could have posted one of Dole videos. might have been better!

Whats the word on Collins injury, besides out for the season?

September 20, 2011  11:29 AM ET

It sounds like a dumb idea - even before the preseason brawls.

September 20, 2011  01:03 PM ET

waste of money....bay area cannot support two football or baseball teams....raiders and athletics need to vacate the premises...like the rest of californians .....move to lost wages and start anew....duh...

September 20, 2011  01:18 PM ET

Al is thinking of the great crypt he could build beneath the stadium. A Tomb with a View and all that.

September 20, 2011  01:30 PM ET

Jed and Amy don't deserve respect let alone the keys to once proud franchises. This is just one of a dozen instances showing how little these people think of football fans.

Sharing stadiums is only a good idea to the people trying to CONVINCE us it is.
(I just made myself sad)

September 20, 2011  01:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Sharing stadiums is only a good idea to the people trying to CONVINCE us it is.

Works OK for the Jets and Giants. A football stadium is a seriously underused resource - all that real estate, parking, concessions and all for 8 regular season games and 2 worthless pre-season games a year. In most cities, nothing else is going to fill enough seats to make it worth renting, except maybe a superstar rock concert. So, when you share the space, you cut the cost in half for each team.

That's a better model than two teams each asking the taxpayers to buy a new stadium for their gazillionaire owners.

September 20, 2011  03:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I wonder if Al hits that?

The only thing Al is banging is his cane on the floor when he needs his nurse to bring him his metamucil.

September 20, 2011  03:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Works OK for the Jets and Giants. A football stadium is a seriously underused resource - all that real estate, parking, concessions and all for 8 regular season games and 2 worthless pre-season games a year. In most cities, nothing else is going to fill enough seats to make it worth renting, except maybe a superstar rock concert. So, when you share the space, you cut the cost in half for each team.That's a better model than two teams each asking the taxpayers to buy a new stadium for their gazillionaire owners.

Amen.

September 20, 2011  04:07 PM ET

It was worth a shot...

 
September 20, 2011  05:23 PM ET

non story. never happen.

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