Well, it’s going to be a little bit easier for the Oakland Raiders to try and get a sold-out crowd.
The Raiders have decided to reduce the seating at the Coliseum by over 10,000 seats. The franchise is making this move to hopefully prevent television blackouts on game day. The Coliseum will now seat the fewest people in the NFL, standing in at a 53,200 capacity.
What does this mean for the Raiders, is this the beginning of the end?
This is a good sign from the franchise, as it is showing that they are not going to lay down and die, and that they will try to save the organization from being the weak link in the league and prevent any type of movement.
The Raider fan-base has always been loyal, and hopefully they will stand by their team on this decision. Other fans will see this as almost pathetic, and that the team is so bad that need to find a way to get people to watch their games, but Raider fans should know that is not the case.
Of course, all teams should start thinking of major price deduction in ticket sales, but that is a whole other matter that we won’t go into detail of.
Raiders’ CEO Amy Trask has already talked about wanting a new stadium for Raiders, but whether or not this is the furthest change that will be made is yet to be seen.
Raider Nation should not look too much into this, as there is a lot more on their plate this off-season, and you can expect some surprises in the upcoming months bigger than a reduction of seats. Still, less room equals less hope for fans.