Literally an hour after NFL owners voted to allow the Raiders to relocate to Las Vegas, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf flew an Athletics flag at City Hall.
At a rooftop press conference attended by team president David Kaval and A’s mascot Stomper, Schaaf raised the flag, in celebration of A’s Spirt Week.
The mayor said in a statement that her “heart aches today for the Raider Nation.”
“These are the most committed and passionate fans any city or team could hope to have. They deserved better.”
The Raiders intend to play two more seasons in the Coliseum before finalizing construction on a new arena in Las Vegas.