Truth & Rumors > NFL

NFL: 49ers & Raiders should share stadium

Views
19756
Comments
48

09:51 AM ET 01.25 | The NFL is urging the 49ers to explore sharing a new stadium with their cross-bay neighbors, the Raiders, hoping the Bay Area could follow the lead of the New York Giants and the New York Jets, who have joined forces to privately finance the most expensive stadium in U.S. sports history. The owners of the Giants and Jets say they, too, believe joining forces may be the best hope for the Bay Area's two teams to build a new stadium, especially in such dire economic times. The $1.6 billion Jets-Giants stadium in New Jersey will use new video technology to broadcast each team's colors and logo throughout the stadium for home games ??? allowing two rival franchises with different histories and fan bases to feel at home. The 49ers have not begun formal discussions with the Raiders, but the team plans to expand the scope of its environmental review in Santa Clara for a stadium that could accommodate two teams playing at least 20 games a year.

San Jose Mercury News

Shaun Hill, AP Shaun Hill, AP

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    Clippers, Warriors exchange barbs
    Views
    640
    Comments
    347
  2. 2
    Time to penalize NHL's perennial losers?
    Views
    676
    Comments
    267
  3. 3
    Tuukka Rask takes blame for Bruins' Game 1 loss
    Views
    2575
    Comments
    231
  4. 4
    Smush Parker allegedly punches high schooler
    Views
    2239
    Comments
    140
  5. 5
    Quarterback freefalling down draft boards
    Views
    7547
    Comments
    90

SI.com

SI Photos