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Back In Black? NFL's Grubman Says Oakland's Stadium Efforts Are "Going Backward"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 21 / 15

The drive to keep the Raiders in Oakland "seems to be going in the wrong direction," according to Matt Barrows of the SACRAMENTO BEE. NFL Exec VP/Business Ventures Eric Grubman said, "Each time I’ve gone there, I’ve heard that the promise is right around the corner of a massive developme...

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