The Oakland Raiders certainly seem to be on the upswing after finishing the 2015 season 7-9, their best since back-to-back .500 seasons in 2010 and 2011, and bringing in some big-name players this offseason. This has led to a resurgence in fan interest as the team seems to be pretty close to a season-ticket sellout for the first time ever.
Raiders’ owner Mark Davis seems pretty excited about the team accomplishing this big feat. ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez reported Davis’s excitement about the team doing something no other in the franchise has ever done before.
“We’re excited as hell,” Davis said. “Again, we’ve got the greatest fans in the world. The Raider Nation is strong.”
This could mean big things for Oakland, who just recently lost their corporate sponsorship from O.co at The Coliseum. They have been looking into other options, including a possible relocation to Las Vegas or San Antonio.
A sellout could help keep the team in Calfornia and in Oakland for just a little while longer. The stadium holds roughly 53,000 fans and currently around 50,000 season tickets have been sold.
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