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Oakland Raiders fans rallying to keep team from leaving

March 25, 2017
John P. Kelleher holds up a sign outside the Oakland Coliseum before the start of a rally to keep the Oakland Raiders from moving Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. NFL owners are expected to vote on the team's possible relocation to Las Vegas on Monday or Tuesday at their meeting in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
John P. Kelleher holds up a sign outside the Oakland Coliseum before the start of a rally to keep the Oakland Raiders from moving Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. NFL owners are expected to vote on the team's possible relocation to Las Vegas on Monday or Tuesday at their meeting in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders fans and city leaders are rallying in support of keeping the team from moving to Las Vegas ahead of an NFL owners meeting.

About 200 fans dressed in black and silver and holding signs that read “Stay in Oakland” joined Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf at a rally Saturday.

Schaaf is making a last-minute plea to hang on to the team Oakland lured back from Los Angeles in 1995.

Schaaf on Friday shared details of investors’ plans for a stadium on the current Coliseum site, and vowed that she and the city are doing all they can to keep the team.

In a letter to the NFL, Schaaf detailed renderings of what the $1.3 billion, 55,000-seat football-only stadium would look like. She also assured the league that Oakland would expedite the environmental review and other bureaucratic moves that could bog down the project.