Is there a possibility of the 49ers and Raiders sharing a stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.? Voters on Tuesday approved Measure J, signing off on a plan by the team to build a 68,500 seat stadium in Santa Clara which could open the door for the team’s to share a home in Silicon Valley.
49ers team president Jed York said that the two teams could work well together during an interview on Sirius NFL Radio on Wednesday.
“First of all we called out in our term sheet that this could be a two team building and on this surface it makes a lot of sense what the Jets and Giants did,” York said. “We haven’t had these detailed conversations with the Raiders. Mr. (Al) Davis and Amy (Trask) are working on a few facilities in Oakland and I know that is their primary focus.
“But when I look at the 49ers relationship with the Raiders, we have enjoyed a good working relationship with them and this is something a lot fans and people don’t know but Mr. Davis is actually the person that brokered the deal when my grandfather bought the team in 1977. We will continue having conversations with the Raiders and we wish them the best of luck with all of their dealings.”
But it should be noted that one of the reasons why the Raiders moved back to Oakland was because of the team’s unwillingness to share a Hollywood Park stadium in Inglewood, Calif. with another team. And the city of Irwindale, Calif., also would probably advise against doing business with the Raiders.