This was a tricky little maneuver by the Raiders. The lot where the stadium was to go was located at 5617 Dean Martin Drive. But with a clever street name change, it will now be located at 3333 Al Davis Way.
No, Dean Martin isn’t losing the street named after him. That street will remain in the crooner’s name right across the freeway from the street named after his rat pack pal, Frank Sinatra Drive.
There is a small road that notches into the northeast corner of the lot which didn’t have a name. It was simply a connector road between Aldebaran Avenue and Dean Martin Drive.
That connector road will now be called Al Davis Way and 3333 is now the address for the Raiders stadium currently under construction.
Al Davis, of course, was the Managing General Partner of the Raiders for nearly 50 years. He was an NFL pioneer and was the face of the Raiders as well as its voice and keeper of the Raider mystique. The stadium should absolutely be located on a street bearing his name.