Raiders might stay in Oakland for 2019 after all, report says

Raiders might stay in Oakland for 2019 after all, report says

The Raiders have their bags packed and are looking for a temporary home before unloading in Las Vegas in 2020. But according to the Coliseum Authority in Oakland, the team could call Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum home for one final season if the two sides can reach a deal in one final meeting.

“Yes, there still is a possibility that an agreement can be reached, (I’m) not sure what the odds are, but still possible,” said Scott McKibben, executive director of the Coliseum Authority (via the East Bay Times).

Oakland rescinded its offer to rent out the Coliseum for their 2019 home games on Dec. 12 after the city filed a lawsuit one day before alleging the NFL’s relocation process was illegal.

The San Francisco Chronicle later reported the Raiders are in “preliminary discussions” to play their 2019 home games at the newly dubbed Oracle Park in San Francisco where the Giants play their home games. CBS Sports reported Levi’s Stadium, home of the 49ers, is also in the mix to host the Raiders in 2019.

There have also been rumors the Raiders could play for one year in Reno or San Diego before moving to Las Vegas.

The Raiders have played in San Francisco before, as they spent their first season at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco and their second year at Candlestick Park.