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Announcement of new Raiders lease expected at 6:00 p.m. ET

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 12:  A general view during the Oakland Raiders game against the San Diego Chargers at Coliseum on October 12, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Raiders didn’t have a lease to play in Oakland or anywhere else for 2016. They apparently have one now.

It’s believed the Raiders and the Joint Powers Authority will announce at a press conference to be held at 6:00 p.m. ET that the Raiders have reached a deal to remain at the O.Co Coliseum for 2016.

The Raiders had no other options for the coming season. The broader question is whether the Raiders and the powers-that-be within the Joint Powers Authority will strike a deal to build a new stadium, or whether the Raiders will move elsewhere. Last week, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf explained that her goal was to first get a lease in place with the Raiders and then to come up with a long-term stadium solution.

Potential options for the Raiders, if not in Oakland, include Los Angeles, San Antonio, San Diego (if the Chargers leave for L.A.), and Las Vegas. The possibility of the Raiders playing in Sacramento or sharing a stadium with the San Francisco Giants (not the 49ers, the Giants) also has been floated.

The most obvious solution — sharing a venue with the 49ers — continues to be at the bottom of the list.

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22 Responses to “Announcement of new Raiders lease expected at 6:00 p.m. ET”
  1. rolltide510 says: Feb 11, 2016 4:53 PM

    Joint Powers Authority? Who did the Raiders sign the lease with, Douglas MacArthur?

  2. bigredgoog says: Feb 11, 2016 4:55 PM

    Oakland should pay the Raiders for the Raiders playing there in 2016.

  3. coltzfan166 says: Feb 11, 2016 4:56 PM

    I bet they could get a nice stadium in Portland or Salt Lake City. Just saying

  4. bimbotheslob says: Feb 11, 2016 5:09 PM

    Vegas 2017!

  5. norseyapper says: Feb 11, 2016 5:09 PM

    If they could ever do the logical thing and share the stadium with the 49ers could the Raiders responsibilities please include the turf? They couldn’t possibly make it any worse.

  6. clickablecontent says: Feb 11, 2016 5:26 PM

    Can someone please explain why Davis won’t even consider Levi Stadium?

  7. therealraider says: Feb 11, 2016 5:26 PM

    We’ll see the same headline next year.

  8. steelbreeze676 says: Feb 11, 2016 5:30 PM

    Best team in the Bay Area!

  9. dasmol says: Feb 11, 2016 5:31 PM

    The most ridiculous solution — moving to San Diego— continues to be floated. As if!

  10. steelbreeze676 says: Feb 11, 2016 5:31 PM

    Make a deal with Santa Clara behind San Francisco’s back for Pete’s sake, do I have to teach you everything?

  11. itsthecameenewtonshowcom says: Feb 11, 2016 5:49 PM

    Marky Mark still thinks the lease will be covered by tax dollars. Wait for it!

    All mouth (LA, San Antonio, Vegas) no fist! Welcome back Raiders, we forgot you were gone!

    City of Oakland

  12. smokehouse56 says: Feb 11, 2016 5:50 PM

    The Raiders just belong in Las Vegas.

  13. ojsays says: Feb 11, 2016 6:02 PM

    Davis won’t go to Levi’s because he wants a place where there is ingress, egress and parking (i.e – a tailgate environment and it’s easy to get in and out and in the freeway)

    So, Levi’s is not the solution (in his mind)

  14. tomtravis76 says: Feb 11, 2016 6:04 PM

    Hate to see a fan base lose their team, but if Oakland has to go, every other fan base will support a move to Vegas.

  15. itsthecameenewtonshowcom says: Feb 11, 2016 6:04 PM

    At least they don’t have to move their tarps!

  16. stevenwilliams2013 says: Feb 11, 2016 6:08 PM


  17. thermanmerman99 says: Feb 11, 2016 6:08 PM

    Raiders to Gary Indiana would be the best solution. That would be the real black hole. Make it happen

  18. emphraser says: Feb 11, 2016 6:26 PM

    Yeah Brooklyn, their colour scheme will seemingly work well with the Nets in the push to convince the rest of the country that Brooklyn hasn’t become little more than the holy land for hipsters.

    No way they succeed there without rebranding every 5 years max. Goodell won’t have it.


  19. brant76 says: Feb 11, 2016 7:41 PM

    Mark Davis won’t share with the Niners because Al was adamantly opposed to it and he’s afraid daddy’s ghost will come back, shave his bowl cut, smack him upside the head and haunt him for all eternity.

  20. bastardfromhell says: Feb 12, 2016 3:53 AM

    The Raiders had no choice but to sign a one year lease. Where else are they going to play in 2016? The season ticket holders are about to renew their tickets and the 2016 NFL schedule is due out in a few months. That is why San Diego opted to stay in San Diego another year. They could not get there personnel in LA in time to start marketing their team and for ticket sales. Could you imagine the nightmare of having three teams (Rams, Chargers, and USC) all playing on the same field. The Raiders are in a good position and waiting out their time. If San Diego stays put, then LA gets the Raiders which would be Stan’s nightmare. He knows Southern California is dominated by Raiders fans. Mark Davis knows that the value of his franchise more than doubles by moving to LA. If the Chargers move to LA then the Raiders move to San Diego and they negotiate with a city who is willing to build a new stadium and wants an NFL franchise. Mark Davis has something Stan or Alex Spanos will never have and that is the deep Raiders fan base in SoCal. As I see it, both the Rams and Chargers are terrified of the Raiders relocating to SoCal.

  21. laxer37 says: Feb 12, 2016 9:29 AM

    That stadium is an embarrassment to the Raiders and the A’s. It outlived its useful lifecycle two decades ago. Was only a year ago that raw sewage was pouring into the baseball dugouts and clubhouse during the season.

  22. mdintino1420 says: Feb 13, 2016 10:44 PM

    Mark Davis needs to lay down the law and issue the following ultimatum.

    “If there is no finalized, official stadium plan in place by the end of 2016, we are packing our bags and will be leaving Oakland for good.”

    Mark Davis strikes me as a jackass. He lost out on Los Angeles, and cannot get Libby Schaaf to provide any public money. Then he comes crawling back to Oakland after visiting San Antonio and Las Vegas. Davis has to get angry and let everybody know it’s new stadium or no more Raiders in Oakland.

    Las Vegas is a growing market. It is money land with all the casinos and tourists. The team can be renamed the Las Vegas Renegades if they move.

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