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Raiders take out a full page ad in SoCal papers

By in Press Enterprise on December 31, 2017

By Vincent Bonsignore

The Raiders are coming back to Los Angeles on Sunday for the first time since they moved back to Oakland in 1994. And they’re making no bones about the fact they remain a major part of the L.A. fabric and will continue to market the area as they set up their future home in Las Vegas

The Raider, who play the Chargers at StubHub Center on Sunday, took out a full page ad in every Southern California News Group newspaper promoting their upcoming move to Las Vegas.

The Silver and Black faithful are expected to be out in force in Carson. And while the Chargers adopted a marketing slogan “Fight for LA,” the Raiders will compete for LA fans as they move their franchise to Las Vegas, where they are expected to begin play in 2020.

The Raiders and Chargers, you’ll remember, joined forces in 2015 as potential Los Angeles neighbors at the shared stadium they envisioned in Carson. Their bid was ultimately beaten out by the Rams stadium proposal in Inglewood, with accommodations to add the Chargers as a tenant.

The Raiders immediately turned their attention to Las Vegas, where they eventually secured a deal with the state of Nevada on a $1.9 stadium to be built near the Las Vegas strip.

The Raiders were approved by the NFL last March to relocate to Las Vegas. They will remain in Oakland at least through the 2018 season while their new Nevada stadium gets built. Construction is expected to be completed in time for the 2020 season.

Needless to say the Los Angeles market – and vicinity – with its deep Raiders roots is expected to produce a good amount of season ticket sales for the Silver and Black in Las Vegas.

And as the ad the Raiders are taking out on Sunday shows, they are making […]    

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