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There has been a lot of controversy regarding the Oakland Raiders’ next location. My answer: London.

The NFL has been playing a few games in London every year for the past five years and it has been a huge success. Recently, the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins played at Wembley Stadium in London. The stadium holds 84,000 and was sold out even though it coincided with a huge soccer game between Arsenal and Manchester United.

The English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur is moving into a new stadium which is built like a NFL stadium. The stadium is complete with artificial turf, NFL size locker rooms, and much more. Since the Raiders presently share a field with the Oakland A’s baseball team, the concept of sharing a stadium with another professional team makes sense. This is especially true since it will have all the luxuries NFL players and fans have come to expect.

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The Raiders would be the first NFL team to start a franchise in London or anywhere other than the United States. This is not just a chance for the Raiders to get a fresh start but also something American football fans in London can get excited about. Moving to London will be a great chance for the Raiders to earn more money, increase publicity, and make a run for the title.

This article was posted in M-A Chronicle’s sports blog, a platform devoted to discussing national, international, and local sporting events. 

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