The Raiders in Los Angeles--key events in the history of the football franchise:
Jan. 18, 1980--Los Angeles Coliseum Commission discloses that Al Davis has agreed to move his Oakland Raiders to Los Angeles, replacing the Rams, who are moving to Anaheim. The commission seeks a court order allowing the Raiders to bypass National Football League objections.
March 25--A Superior Court judge in Oakland issues an order blocking the Raiders move.
May 7, 1982--A federal court jury in Los Angeles finds against the NFL and in favor of the Raiders' move to Los Angeles. Antitrust damages of $49 million are awarded.
Aug. 29--Raiders play their first home game, an exhibition, at the Coliseum before 40,906 fans.
Jan. 22, 1984--Raiders win their only Super Bowl as a Los Angeles team, defeating the Washington Redskins, 38-9, at Tampa.
Dec. 8--Davis signs a long-term contract with the Coliseum Commission committing the Raiders to staying in the facility at least through 1991, with options through 2006. The contract does not refer to any promises by the Coliseum Commission for stadium renovations.
Feb. 18, 1987--Raiders suspend once again their long-delayed construction of luxury boxes on the Coliseum rim, saying they will not build them unless the Coliseum Commission agrees first to undertake an $8-million to $15-million reconfiguration of regular seating. Davis insists that despite language in the 1984 contract, this was promised to him.
March 7--Commission President Alexander Haagen refuses to accede to Davis' demands, saying there is neither the money nor the time to do the seating reconfiguration.
Aug. 21--Raiders sign an agreement to move to Irwindale, receive a $10-million non-refundable deposit, and say they hoped to break ground on new stadium in early November.
Sept. 29--A Los Angeles Superior Court judge suspends Irwindale-Raiders agreement until an environmental impact report is prepared for an Irwindale stadium. This eventually takes more than a year.
Sept. 30--Coliseum Commission sues Raiders for at least $57 million for breach of contract.
Jan. 6, 1988--Raiders countersue commission for $9.5 million.
Feb. 17, 1989--Superior Court judge finally accepts environmental impact report and gives Irwindale clearance to proceed with its Raiders deal. However, in subsequent months, Irwindale is unable to arrange either financing or a definite site for the proposed stadium.
May 18--The chairman of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Commission says he is ready to begin talks with Davis. There are also reports of Raiders contacts by Sacramento.
Aug. 26--Raiders receive tumultuous welcome in Oakland as they play an exhibition game before a capacity crowd in the Oakland Coliseum with the Houston Oilers.
Sept. 13--Sacramento City Council approves offering Raiders $50 million in municipal money to move to Sacramento. A $120-million stadium would be built by private entrepreneurs. The council says the offer will expire on Feb. 28, 1990.
Nov. 29--Los Angeles Coliseum representatives report offering Davis a Coliseum with 180 luxury boxes and 10,000 club seats, to be financed with private money. Ultimately, they offer 200 luxury boxes and up to 15,000 club seats.
Dec. 12--The Los Angeles offer is hiked to a $145-million stadium reconstruction.
Jan. 10--The Los Angeles Coliseum Commission votes to approve the concept of demolishing and reconstructing the stadium, but it moves slowly on commissioning an environmental impact report.
Feb. 15--Oakland unveils final details of a $660-million offer to Davis.
Feb. 27--Sacramento City Council votes to allow its offer of $50 million in municipal money as a franchise fee to the Raiders to expire the following day after Davis tells Mayor Anne Rudin that he will not decide by the Sacramento deadline.
March 12--Davis provisionally agrees to move the Raiders back to Oakland.
March 13--Oakland opponents of the $660-million deal announce they will petition for a referendum to stop it.
April 17--Oakland City Council votes to scrap its offer to the Raiders rather than face a referendum.
April 18--Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley says negotiations will be reopened with Davis to keep the team in Los Angeles.
May 7--MCA Inc. bows out of private management partnership at the Coliseum, rather than join in advance payment guarantee to Davis, leaving Spectacor Management Group as the sole private manager making offers to the Raiders.
June 14--Oakland makes a less lucrative, $127-million offer to Davis, while Los Angeles talks lag.
July 18--Bradley, pushing talks in Los Angeles, reappoints Davis friend William R. Robertson, instrumental in the deal bringing the Raiders to the city in 1982, to the Coliseum Commission and makes him his personal representative in the talks.
Aug. 30--Oakland, encountering difficulties in solidifying its offer to Davis and facing possibility that its costs will be $168 million rather than $127 million, extends 45-day deadline for Davis acceptance, due to expire the following day, by another 30 days.
Sept. 5--"Final" Los Angeles offer made to Davis, for $145-million Coliseum renovation, $10 million in advance guarantee payments and forgiveness of $10 million in debts to commission.
Sept. 11--Davis accepts; Raiders to remain in Los Angeles with a new 20-year lease, and Coliseum renovation tentatively scheduled to get under way in 1992.