Bay Area teams get new homes


The Bay Area has been going through changes recently with major sports teams, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to end soon.

San Francisco used to have both baseball and football teams play at Candlestick Park.

In 2000 that all changed, when the San Francisco Giants moved to another part of the city to the team’s new home AT&T Park.

The San Francisco 49ers left Candlestick, and moved to Santa Clara after failed negotiations with the city over a new stadium.
The team is now playing at Levi’s Stadium, which will be holding Super Bowl 50 and numerous special events.

The East Bay is also having problems of trying to keep its teams from leaving.

The Oakland A’s have been wanting to move from the O.Co Coliseum, which the team shares with the NFL’s Oakland Raiders, to San Jose.

One of the biggest roadblocks in that move happening is the team’s Bay Area rival, the Giants, a team that spends a lot of money with advertising in the area.

However, the A’s have recently signed a 10 year lease to stay at O.Co Coliseum with a trust in faith clause to work out a new deal in Oakland. The same cannot be said about the Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders’ lease is ending at the end of the 2014 season.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has implied the Raiders and 49ers could share Levi’s Stadium.

Both owners have been against the idea of sharing Levi’s Stadium.

Davis also has options outside of the Bay Area. The Raiders have been linked to going back to Los Angeles. The Raiders played there from 1982 to 1994.

Another team ready to leave Oakland is the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors are getting ready to leave Oracle, a place the team has called home since 1971. The team will relocate to a new home in San Francisco at the beginning of the 2018 season.

With all the changes going on, it has to be tough to be a Bay Area fan.