A few years back, I won a "Pack Your Passion" contest at a Raider Image and got a flight, hotel room and tix to a game vs San Diego (the game where R. Moss was injured...not one of the Nation's proudest moments to be sure).
The highlight of the trip ended up being the night before the game. The Oakland Airport Marriot (and least I THINK it was the Marriot) was the team hotel and the entire place was Raiders. They had gear auctions, I got a bunch of autographs and took my turns buying drinks with the faithful.
This year I have a half-season of tickets and will be spending a number of nights at a hotel...somewhere...where I hope to find the Raider fans hitting the bar and talking up old memories.
So - my question is this: Where to stay? I have seen posts on other sites recommending hotels along BART, but I am more interested in the vibe than convenience. So where do the diehards stay the night before home games?
Any help y'all can give would be great. Thank you!