INVADERS TRIVIA

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Season tickets for Oakland Invaders games were affordably priced at $90, $99 or $117, depending on where in the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum you wished to sit.
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Single game tickets were $10, $11 and $13, with kids and seniors over 60 getting in for half price.
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Invaders owner Tad Taube was born April 1, 1931 in Krakow, Poland.
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Head coach John Ralston was born in Oakland, on April 26, 1927.
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In his book "The $1 League," author Jim Byrne described Invaders owner Tad Taube as the most prolific letter-writer in the history of the USFL.

The Oakland Invaders could be heard locally in the Oakland area on KGO radio.  Joe Starkey, Lee Grosscup and Bob Murphy provided the action via the "Invaders Radio Network," which included KFBK in Sacramento and KJOY in Stockton, California.

The Invaders offices were located at 7850 Edgewater Drive in Oakland.

The Invaders sought to play at either the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, San Francisco's Candlestick Park, or both.  Terms are eventually reached for the Invaders to play at the Coliseum.

The team was originally christened the "Bay Area Invaders" in an effort to (a) appeal to both Oakland and San Francisco football fans, and (b) avoid a potential trademark infringement suit by the recently departed Los Angeles (nee Oakland) Raiders.  The team would adopt "Oakland" as its surname prior to the start of the 1983 season.

The Invaders, along with the eleven other charter members of the USFL, were required to be capitalized in the amount of $ 6 million, plus have a $ 1.5 million letter of credit made payable to the league in the event the team defaulted on its financial obligations or otherwise was in danger of foundering.

The 1985 Invaders posted the USFL's best regular season record at 13-4-1, then won a pair of playoff games to advance to the USFL Championship Game.  In that game, played at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the Invaders lost to the Baltimore Stars, 28-24.  The Stars had finished 10-7-1 in the regular season (the tie for both teams was against one another, the only tie in the history of the USFL), and had barely made the playoffs.

Having apparently gone into the public domain, the Invaders logo has periodically been among those used as generic team logos in the Madden series of football video games.
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