O.co Coliseum Rushes MLB-NFL Switch; Raiders Eyeing Stadium Sites?
After the completion of last night's Tigers-A's ALDS game, about 200 workers began to transform the venue "from an MLB field into an NFL-ready locale" for tonight's Chargers-Raiders tilt. The transformation "should take 18 to 20 hours, plus safety inspections, and costs more than $250,000 each time.” A’s VP/Stadium Operations David Rinetti: “Because it’s overnight, it hasn’t been done like this before, where it’s gone from baseball to football in such a quick amount of time. Typically, it’s a couple-of-days process” (ESPN.com, 10/4).
Meanwhile, Raiders Owner Mark Davis on Friday took a 90-minute tour of the old Concord Naval Weapons Station in Concord, Calif., "with an eye toward whether it could be just the place for a new stadium for the team." Concord Mayor Dan Helix said Davis "made no commitments, but my feeling, he liked the looks of the property" (S.F. CHRONICLE, 10/6).