NFL team’s $7 billion plan for new data centers fails to materialize
NFL teams have been scrambling to build new data center facilities over the past year as part of a massive restructuring that saw the league reduce the number of teams.
The league announced plans last week to spend up to $7.7 billion on new data processing facilities and infrastructure.
The facilities will include new fiber optic cable, energy-efficient cooling systems, new power systems, and more.
The new facilities will have to accommodate more than 40,000 employees and cost about $5 billion, according to the NFL.
The NFL also announced plans for new stadiums, which it hopes will help generate additional revenue for the league.
But, there have been many setbacks along the way.
The Los Angeles Rams have been struggling to find a location for their new data facility since it was revealed that they were about to close their existing facility.
A year and a half after the team was sold to a group led by the tech giant, the stadium in Inglewood, California, has not seen construction since March.
The Raiders have been looking for a new location for two years.
When they announced their plans for a $1.9 billion facility in 2015, the site they were hoping to build in Oakland was the site of a failed bid by a private equity group led in part by Peter Guber.
The Coliseum, a massive sports venue that was designed by former NFL player and billionaire Mark Davis, was never built.
The Oakland Raiders’ plans for their $1 billion stadium were announced in 2015.
Now, Oakland is planning to move forward with a $2 billion data processing facility in South Oakland that would be similar to the one they were planning to build.
That facility is slated to be completed by 2021.
And Oakland has a long history of delays in its bid for the new data facilities, according, to the Associated Press.
In 2010, the city was awarded the right to bid on the site.
But the city didn’t immediately bid for it and, in 2011, the bid was rejected, according the AP.
The team was awarded a contract in 2014 for $8.9 million and the stadium was awarded to the Raiders in March, according The Associated Press .
The Oakland Coliseum, which has hosted NFL games for over half a century, was also designed by a former NFL football player and was built in 1996.