The Raiders ended their time in Oakland by losing five of their last six games, including a embarrassing meltdown in the final home game at the Coliseum against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
With the Raiders moving to Las Vegas in 2020, there is some hope that the magic that made the Coliseum what it was for so many years could make its way to Allegiance Stadium hours away.
Raiders fans were in somewhat of a panic as they were shown the north end zone of the new Allegiant Stadium with field-level club seating, but the South end zone just might morph into the new black hole.
According to Raiders president Marc Badain, many fans that were seated in Oakland’s original Black Hole have purchased season tickets in the south end zone to continue the tradition.
40 percent of season ticket holders coming from outside the state of Nevada.
“A lot of the folks that sit in the Black Hole in Oakland bought tickets in the south end zone at Allegiant,” Badain said, via Mick Akers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “Whether that happens organically, we’ll see what happens.”
Cisco Ortega, the vice president of the Oakland chapter of the Black Hole, had this to say:
“I believe there’s about eight (members in the south end zone),” Ortega said. “There will be other Black Hole members in the section over and different sections in the stadium. … I know that area is known as the Black Hole area, but the entire coliseum in Oakland we had Black Hole members throughout that whole stadium.”
If Raiders fan can truly recreate the Black Hole, it is make Allegiant Stadium very intimidating for visiting teams for years to come.
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