Monday, September 9, 2013

Today is the kick-off to Raiders Week- See you at the Press Conference

DATE: Monday, September 9

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

LOCATION: Steps of Oakland City Hall
Frank Ogawa Plaza (14th and Broadway in Downtown Oakland)


Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, Raider Legends and Visit Oakland Kick Off 2013

NFL Season with Press Conference and Flag Raising at Oakland City Hall
Oakland partners and City officials will gather to kick off the Oakland Raiders season on Monday, September 9 at 10:00 a.m. at the steps of Oakland City Hall. This is an opportunity for the dedicated Raider Nation to rally for their beloved team as they begin the 2013 NFL season.

Alison Best, president & CEO of Visit Oakland, will discuss the series of events for the week and introduce Oakland Mayor Jean Quan to speak. Raiders Hall of Famer Willie Brown will offer remarks and discuss the upcoming season. At the end of the press conference, the Mayor will join Raider Legends/Pro Football Hall of Famers Fred Biletnikoff and Willie Brown as well as the Raiderettes to raise the official Oakland Raiders flag on top of City Hall.

Additional Raiders Week events and promotions include:

Monday, September 9 at 10 a.m. — Press Conference at City Hall

Saturday, September 14 at 9:00 a.m. — Raiders Back to Football 5K Run at Coliseum

Saturday and Sunday, September 14-15 — Fairyland Pirate Weekend at Children's    Fairyland

Sunday, September 15 at 1:25 p.m. — Raiders Home Opener at Coliseum vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

All Week — Wear Silver & Black gear to Lake Chabot Golf Course for special discounts

All Week — AC Transit buses will post "Go Raiders" on all bus headers

All Week — Chabot Space & Science Center will provide the "Black Hole Special" discounted admission to visitors wearing Raiders gear

All Week – 95.7 FM The Game, the Raider’s flagship radio station, will giveaway certificates for Oakland attractions and dining gift certificates donated by Visit Oakland

All Week — The Oakland Restaurant Association will work with local restaurants to create special menus and other incentives for Raiders fans

All Week — Many Oakland Parks & Recreation staff will wear Raiders hats at all 26 rec centers

All Season — The Oakland Marriott City Center, Waterfront Hotel, Executive Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn and Tribune Tower will fly Raiders flags atop of their buildings

Visit Oakland provided 350 Raiders caps to various hospitality workers and Downtown/Uptown District Street Ambassadors

5,000 "Feel the Heart of the Nation" cheer cards have been distributed throughout the community by the Downtown/Uptown District Street Ambassadors, Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Save Oakland Sports and Visit Oakland

Follow the hashtag #RAIDERSWEEK on social media to stay in the loop on all activities.

CONTACTS: Kim Bardakian, Visit Oakland, Director of PR & Partnerships

510-208-0529, 510-499-5723 (c);

Mike Taylor, Oakland Raiders, Director of Public Affairs

510-780-3026; 510-332-1641 (c)

Samee Roberts, City of Oakland, Marketing Manager

510-238-2136, 510-220-8140 (c);

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