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MONDAY, MONDAY: DAVIS TO MAKE RAIDERS RETURN OFFICIAL
Published August 7, 1995
Raiders Owner Al Davis is scheduled to sign an agreement with the city of Oakland and Alameda County at the Coliseum this afternoon that will make the team's return from L.A. official. Those expected to participate in the signing ceremony include Oakland Mayor Elihu Harris, Coliseum President George Vukasin and Alameda County Board of Supervisors President Gail Steele (Bruce Adams, San Francisco EXAMINER, 8/5). At a press conference after the ceremony, Davis may "shed some light" on his reaction to the NFL's decision requiring him to share a "larger-than-expected" portion of premium seat revenue with other teams, according to Sandy Kleffman in the SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 8/5). TICKET NEWS: Kleffman reports "sluggish" ticket sales for Raiders exhibition games have caused Coliseum officials to "launch a last-minute advertising blitz." In addition, they will allow fans to buy tickets for just the August 12 game in Oakland against the Rams, rather than having to buy a package that included an August 25 game against the Patriots at Stanford Stadium (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 8/5).