*With the Raiders now in Las Vegas, a group of Bay Area entrepreneurs and business people are looking to bring professional football back to Oakland and make a little history at the same time.
The “African American Sports and Entertainment Committee” sent the NFL a letter of intent that outlines the proposed franchise’s intention to use the Oakland Coliseum complex as well as a path to finding a principal owner.
Committee member Ray Bobbitt, an Oakland business owner and lifelong Raiders fan, says the proposal goes beyond filling the football void; it would create jobs and economic opportunities, working to improve the community. “We would add an educational component to the facility,” said Bobbitt. “We want to add a Bay Area sports and entertainment museum, utilize funds to help increase education in East Oakland.”
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