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NFL Teams Visiting OAK - Why Into SJC/out Of OAK?  
User currently offlineSAN787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 616 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4433 times:

I've noticed NFL teams that play the Raiders at home typically fly into SJC - whip up on the Raiders - then depart out of OAK...

SJC is 35 miles from the McAfee Coliseum, OAK is next door to the stadium.

Any idea why this is case?

-visiting team's practice facility near SJC?
-visiting team's hotel near SJC?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...0/history/20080927/2245Z/KSAN/KSJC
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...0/history/20080929/0120Z/KOAK/KSAN


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User currently offlineSWABrian From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 299 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4402 times:



Quoting SAN787 (Thread starter):
visiting team's practice facility near SJC?
-visiting team's hotel near SJC?

I am thinking you are right on both counts. Most teams, after a game, want to get out of town ASAP, so that would be why the aircraft depart from OAK.


User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3088 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4392 times:

Hotel and/or practice facility probably closer to SJC on the way in, OAK closer to the stadium for a fast getaway since they are already checked out of the hotel.

Most teams do the same thing going into Green Bay. Fly in to ATW, depart out of GRB.



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User currently offlineSAN787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4330 times:

can anyone confirm where visiting teams practice and stay the day before gameday?


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User currently offlineYtib From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 578 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4277 times:

This is also common in MLB as well where teams will fly into SFO as they stay in the city, and then depart from OAK after the final game. For baseball as they are there from 2 to 4 days it allows the players to be in the city versus in Oakland offering more for them to do.

Quoting SAN787 (Reply 3):
can anyone confirm where visiting teams practice and stay the day before gameday?

It varies by team, and since a NFL team would fly in the day before there is not really a practice needed. They do have space at the hotel for meetings and walk through exercises... but it all depends on the coach and team.


User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4261 times:

Last year, NW's A333 flew into SJC bringing in the Colts..... biggrin ....rare A333 into SJC.. yes 


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User currently offlineDaufuskieGuy From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4180 times:

do the Niners let visiting teams (to Oakland) use their Santa Clara facility? it is close to SJC.

User currently offlineSAN787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4162 times:



Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 5):
Last year, NW's A333 flew into SJC bringing in the Colts.....  ....rare A333 into SJC.. 

The only known A330 to visit SAN too - Peyton and the boys...


Quoting DaufuskieGuy (Reply 6):
do the Niners let visiting teams (to Oakland) use their Santa Clara facility? it is close to SJC.

I would venture to think the Raiders would have their own dedicated visitor's facility as there are 1:4 odds that both the 9ers and Raiders play home games on the same weekend. Just don't know where that facility is  Smile



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User currently offlineGsosbee From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 825 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4165 times:

Pro teams do not use practice facilities on the day before the games. They fly in and generally go straight to the stadium for a walk through (in street clothes), and then go to their hotel where they are in meetings through the night. (If there is bad weather, they will use a ballroom at the hotel for the walk through.

On game days they eat and are taped at the hotel before busing to the stadium. After the game it is shower, bus, airplane ASAP.


User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4146 times:



Quoting SAN787 (Reply 7):
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 5):
Last year, NW's A333 flew into SJC bringing in the Colts..... ....rare A333 into SJC..

The only known A330 to visit SAN too - Peyton and the boys...

Come to think of it, SJC doesn't see any A330's... no  Sad



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User currently offlineApodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4317 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4081 times:

This is the same way in Green Bay for Packers games. The Visiting team generally flies into ATW rather than GRB because the visiting team typically stays at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in downtown Appleton. However, GRB itself is not far from Lambeau Field, so the team will fly out of GRB right after the game.

One exception was two weeks ago when the Cowboys came to town. The Paper Valley had unintentionally overbooked before the NFL schedule was set, so the Cowboys stayed in Manitowoc instead. Not sure if they flew into GRB or MKE for there though.


User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3088 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3963 times:



Quoting Apodino (Reply 10):
so the Cowboys stayed in Manitowoc instead. Not sure if they flew into GRB or MKE for there though.

They went into GRB,

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...4/history/20080920/2016Z/KDFW/KGRB



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