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Gov. Jerry Brown Says State Won’t Help Fund New Stadium For Raiders

Of particular interest to the Raiders is a collective bargaining agreement that sets aside money for stadiums. Al Davis is on record favoring a new stadium on the current site, but newly elected Gov. Jerry Brown, the former mayor of Oakland, indicated the club will be on its own with regard to financing.

“Oakland and Alameda County are spending $25 million a year over a 20-year period to repay a bond on a stadium the owners now say may not be usable,” Brown told the San Francisco Chronicle regarding the deal which brought the Raiders back to Oakland. “That troubles me. My general view is we have to put education first and entertainment second.” Brown looked at the 11-year home of the San Francisco Giants as an example. “Private enterprise should be able to survive on its own, as witnessed at (AT&T Park),” Brown said. AT&T is privately financed, although the city has paid millions in infrastructure and security costs.

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