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Petition started to move Oakland Raiders to Portland

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Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis has acknowledged that the franchise might be forced to relocate if it doesn't get a new stadium in Oakland.

But could Raider Nation be moving all the way to Portland, Oregon?

A petition has been created by Portland based football fans in an attempt to lure an NFL franchise to the Pacific Northwest and it seems that the Bay Area side are their prime target for a takeover.


Bringing an NFL team to Oregon would dramatically increase the footprint of this state, bring tax revenue, create jobs and create a multi-use venue that would increase tourism. Portland is the nation's largest metropolitan area that is served by only one of the Big Three Major League sports organizations.

The petition currently has 2,471 signees at the time of writing and it seems that like the citizens of Portland are rallying around this call to get them an NFL side to support.

NFL Network reporter Albert Breer gave a boost to Portland's cause, tweeting that the city has a larger TV market than 12 franchises currently possess.

It's not looking good for Oakland fans. They've only had their side back from Los Angeles for less than 20 years, but they could be on the move again. Raiders owner Davis added:

"I don't want to call it a last-ditch effort, but it does seem to be the last chance that Oakland is going to get. We can't continue to play in that stadium, with the baseball field and all of that stuff."

Portland Raiders just doesn't have the same ring to it.

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