This Sunday’s game between the San Diago Chargers and the Oakland Raiders is getting pushed back from the scheduled 4:25 P.M. ET kickoff to 11:35 P.M. ET. The reason? So ground crews will have time to convert the field from baseball to football. The Raiders share a stadium with the Oakland Athletics and the A’s are hosting a playoff game against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.
Who knew a lot needed to be done to make the field ready for football? It sure doesn’t look like it on TV. Half the field is dirt.
This is what happens when a National Football League team doesn’t have a real football stadium to play in. Even high school football teams get their own field, they don’t have to play football games on a baseball diamond. If a team is going to be in the NFL, at a bare minimum, it should play in a stadium with an actual football field.
This is the NFL, not a medium-security prison in Texas.
The Raiders’ situation in Oakland is a joke. Things like this only accentuate that fact. They never should have left Los Angeles.