First Oakland Raiders Ditch Oakland, Now They Ask Fans For $100 Deposit For Vegas Stadium Tix
Back in July, we posted about the Los Angeles Rams sending an email blast to fans in St. Louis, marketing the team’s merchandise to fans in the city they left behind. Now, the Oakland Raiders are doing pretty much the same thing — this just two days after their move to Las Vegas became official.
“Continue your place in Raiders history,” the ad said. “Be the first to secure your refundable $100 deposit for the Las Vegas Stadium.”
Oakland fans were given practically no time by the organization to get over the loss of the team. The Mercury News reports that the ad was created less than 24 hours after the move was officially announced.
The Raiders will play in Oakland for two more years until their current lease runs out. According to USA Today, their landlord is not interested in extending the pact beyond the 2018 season. But their Vegas stadium likely won’t be ready until 2020, leaving the question of where they will play in 2019 very much open.
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