San Diego mayor says there’s been no communication with Raiders

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It’s unclear where the Raiders are going to play home games during the 2019 season, but talk of San Diego providing them a landing spot appears to be premature.

A report on Tuesday indicated that the Raiders had reached out to the office of San Diego’s mayor to discuss the possibility of playing games in the former home of the Chargers. Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s office responded by saying that was not the case.

“Our office has not been in communication with the Raiders,” spokesman Craig Gustafson said, via the San Francisco Chronicle.

The city of Oakland sued the Raiders and the NFL in December regarding the team’s impending move to Las Vegas and the team has been exploring other venues over the last month. AT&T Park in San Francisco has been raised as a possibility and so has planting a flag in London, although the latter option is not seen as a particularly likely one.

20 responses to “San Diego mayor says there’s been no communication with Raiders

  1. The London Raiders would actually be interesting. 4 road games in the US, followed by 8 home games in London, and finish the season with 4 more road games in the US (as to not give teams in the playoff hunt a disadvantage of having to cross the Atlantic in the final month of the season). It would be interesting to watch and would truly test if a team in London is viable.

  2. It is just mind boggling that a multi billion dollar corporation is on collission course with a massive headache over something as simple and rudimentary as which stadium will be an interim home for a moving franchise, especially considering the amount of world class facilities that California has.

  3. Mark with the 3 dollar hair cut doesnt seem like a very proactive type guy. 7 months till pre season games and he doesnt even know where he will be playing home games…

  4. It is just mind boggling that a multi billion dollar corporation is on collission course with a massive headache over something as simple and rudimentary as which stadium will be an interim home for a moving franchise, especially considering the amount of world class facilities that California has

  5. No one wants the nomads to play in their city. It is a shame to see what has become of a team that was so great back when leather helmets were a thing. So irrelevant now except for the reality TV aspects. Just fold this franchise baby.

  6. Not sure what this story is saying.

    Raiders said they reached to San Diego Mayor’s office and the mayor said he wasn’t in communicated with the Raiders.

    Both statements could be true.

  7. Heck, if Vegas is so good, why not move there now? Vegas fans may be offended when the team would not move there before the completion of the stadium. The Raiders like the stadium but don’t care much about the Sin City.

  8. alonestartexan says:
    January 9, 2019 at 10:33 am
    It’s a shame they haven’t called an Antonio, the one city that actually WANTS them to play there.
    ================================

    Well, they could still play in Oakland and abandon this folly of moving the team for the fourth time

  9. BillsFanFromTheGreatWhiteNorth says:
    January 9, 2019 at 8:40 am
    The London Raiders would actually be interesting. 4 road games in the US, followed by 8 home games in London, and finish the season with 4 more road games in the US (as to not give teams in the playoff hunt a disadvantage of having to cross the Atlantic in the final month of the season).
    – – – – — – – – – –
    Oh so its a disadvantage for an east coast team to fly to London, but no disadvantage to west coast teams who have to fly to the east coast which is just a few hundred miles less and have 10am PST kick off teams. You know like how the NFL just made the chargers play at 10am, rather than having 2 east coast teams like the bears and eagles play at 10. Not that the NFL would ever be East coast bias, and the commissioner is a childhood fan of Baltimore. I say do it and have all games start at 1 pm London time.

  10. What a mess. This is not just Davis’s fault but ALL of the owners and Commssioners fault. They were really hoping Davis would sell but he fooled them by moving to Nevada…..but of course no one was supervising him and reviewing his plans. Al Davis would have never put up with this. He would have counter sued the city of Oakland while still playing the last season there. (The contract says they can)

  11. @unclebuck
    The Raiders didn’t know they were gonna be sued until December…sooo it’s only been 1 month but thaaanks!

  12. The raiders knew they were going to get sued months ago. They just threatened “if” they got sued they would go somewhere else for a handout. After all homeless beggars can’t be choosey.

  13. If the NFL is really serious about Mexico City, let the Raiders call that place home next year. Obviously that won’t happen, but it would certainly help the NFL outreach south of the border.

    I’m thinking there are plenty of fine locations across the USA who would be happy to lease their stadium to the Raiders for a year. But whether or not the Raiders organization think they should actually have to *pay* for the privilege of playing in someone else’s stadium is an entirely different story.

    Odds are they play in or near Oakland next season.

  14. Oakland offered the city 8.5 mill to play there in 2019 the city said no …if they offered San Diego he same ..they would could and will FILL the stadium every week I’ve been to almost every Raider verses Dolts game for the last 15 years the Raider$$$ fans take over QUALCOMM every game !!

    The Dolts punked Diego when they left …revenge is best served cold!!

    RAIDER4LIFE

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