Monday, June 17, 2013
Another reason why Raiders need new digs
By Bill Williamson
There were major sewage problems Sunday at the Oakland Coliseum that forced the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners to use the same locker room after Sunday's game. The Oakland Raiders also use the stadium. It is the last stadium in the country that is used by both an NFL team and an MLB team.
The pipes backed up on the lower level and caused some leakage in both clubhouses. After the game, the two teams both had to use the Raiders’ locker room, which is located on a higher floor.
It was caused because of high usage during a six-game homestand. This incident will do nothing to end the talk that both teams need a new stadium. The Raiders have been trying to drum up some steam for a new stadium in the Bay Area, but they have no real traction. The team remains a potential candidate to relocate to Los Angeles.