The San Francisco 49ers cut the ribbon on their new home, Levi’s Stadium on Thursday. NFL commissioner threw a wrench in the celebration for 49ers fans by suggesting their local rivals, the Oakland Raiders, could make the move to Santa Clara with them.
“They have to make that determination, whether they’re in a new stadium in Oakland or whether they feel that it’s best to join this stadium,” Goodell said, according to the Bay AreaSports Guy. “We’re working on that, and that’s one of the decisions they’ll have to make.”
49ers fans might not be thrilled to share their new digs with the Raiders, but Hall of Fame running back Marcus Allen doesn’t want to see the Raiders sharing Levi’s Stadium either.
“That’s not the Raiders,” Allen said, via Pro Football Talk. “The Raiders don’t share things. . . . I don’t think Al [Davis] would like it, I can say that right now. He wouldn’t be happy at all because to him it’s the Raiders and 31 other teams.”
In fact, Allen would rather see the Raiders move to Los Angeles.
“I’d rather see — I know people in Oakland won’t like this — the team back in Los Angeles,” Allen said. “I think it’s a viable option. . . .We can’t have them back at the [L.A.] Coliseum, the Coliseum now is USC’s home. . . . But there’s some locations there that I know I’ve talked to a few owners [about] and I know that they’ve liked. I can’t divulge my sources though.”