Originally posted by SolRebe1:
Originally posted by niners4lyfe:
Can someone answer this for me? Why did the raiders and rams move out there 17 years ago? isn't la an attractive market? Why wouldn't a team like the raiders or jaguars move to LA in a heartbeat?
I think I remember Al Davis saying the LA fanbase was inconsistent. A lot of fair-weather fans and wagon jumpers, well more so than other cities.
Actually, for the Raiders, one of the big issues was the blackout rule. The Coliseum seats well over 90,000. They could not fill that up. It is just too big. Even the new Cowboys stadium, without expanding it, is more than 10,000 less than that. Financially, they thought they could make more in Oakland. The funny thing is that the Oakland Coliseum seats 30,000 less than LA ... and they still can't avoid blackouts.
Not sure what the reason for the Rams move was.