Report: Raiders, Oakland to meet one more time over playing in Coliseum in 2019

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The Raiders are still seeking somewhere to play their home games in 2019 and the search has led them back to the same place they’ve played games for the last 24 seasons.

According to Jon Becker of the Bay Area News Group, the Raiders are willing to sit down with the city of Oakland one more time to discuss playing games at the Oakland Coliseum in 2019.

“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.

The Raiders scrapped a tentative lease agreement with the city in December after the city filed an antitrust lawsuit against the team and the NFL over the impending relocation of the franchise to Las Vegas. The Raiders have seemingly explored the possibility of playing in any sizable town with a football stadium west of the Mississippi River in recent months, including playing in Oracle Park (formerly AT&T Park) which houses the San Francisco Giants.

The Raiders are scheduled to play Denver, Kansas City, L.A. Chargers, Tennessee, Chicago, Detroit, Cincinnati and Jacksonville in their home stadium next season, wherever that may end up being. The chances those games could still be played in Oakland remains a possibility for the time being but the NFL will need to know the team’s plans for next season some time in the near future.

18 responses to “Report: Raiders, Oakland to meet one more time over playing in Coliseum in 2019

  1. Why announce that you are moving to a new city, in a few years, without having a firm plan in place where you will be playing until your new stadium is ready?
    It’s lucky Mark Davis’ dad gave him a football team, because without that he may be collecting welfare.

  2. The Oakland mayor needs to realize that the 2019 football season is the last opportunity for the city to make a dime on the Raiders.

    Drop the lawsuit and get something. Otherwise spend tons of cash on legal fees to get absolutely nothing.

  3. why not just stay in Oakland, it’s a match made in heaven, garbage team in a garbage stadium in a garbage city with garbage fans, everybody wins……well except the Faiders.

  4. Read somewhere Tucson, Arizona offered their stadium, Raiders should jump on the offer and make Bay Area politicians spin their heads.

  5. Have to laugh at all the comments about how politicians should surrender public money to a business that does approx 17 billion a year. At least now of 2016 they are no longer a tax exempt non profit league….Oakland makes the most sense, yesterday, today , and tomorrow. “FACT” is the bay area combined with the Sacramento-Modesto market is the third largest media market in the USA, and the #1 most affluent market there is. Las Vegas is a parasite to California plain and simple.

  6. They both would benefit from each other, get this done. If the Raiders chose to move twice in two years the leadership of the Raiders is dumber than I thought, and I’m a fan. Did management see that great atmosphere at the last game this season? They could have that all year next year, and if by some miracle they are actually good next year they would have a home field advantage for important games. THAT will be a thing of the past in Vegas where half the stadium will be rooting for the other team.

  7. January 15, 2019 at 11:07 am
    Drop the lawsuit and get something. Otherwise spend tons of cash on legal fees to get absolutely nothing.
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    It costs the city of Oakland nothing in legal fees. The law firms of , Berg & Androphy and Pearson, & Simon & Warshaw took it on contingency. Pretty sure the “FACT” that the other owners benefit when a team relocates(378 million) contradicts the leagues policy of doing whats best for the current market they do business in. Time will tell, but City of Oakland has nothing to lose.

  8. radrntn says:

    Have to laugh at all the comments about how politicians should surrender public money to a business that does approx 17 billion a year. At least now of 2016 they are no longer a tax exempt non profit league….
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    The NFL teams were never tax exempt. It was the NFL office, which isn’t/wasn’t the revenue producer.

    Every dollar of income that is earned in the National Football League — from game tickets, television rights fees, jersey sales and national sponsorships — is subject to tax. None of this income is shielded in a tax-exempt entity. Instead, the NFL’s 32 clubs pay tax on all of these revenues.

    I guess the last laugh is on you…

  9. gtodriver says:
    January 15, 2019 at 1:31 pm
    radrntn says:
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    The NFL teams were never tax exempt. It was the NFL office, which isn’t/wasn’t the revenue producer.

    I guess the last laugh is on you…
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    oh, the same league office who is paying just 1 of it’s employees named Roger a 200 million contract for 5 years- yep it’s hilarious

  10. charliecharger says:
    January 15, 2019 at 6:24 pm
    If the Mayor of Oakland ever wants to get re-elected, she’ll do whatever the Raiders want her to do.
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    Hate to break it to you pal, but she just got re-elected a couple of months ago. She more than doubled the next closest challenger. YOu know the one that tolds the raiders that the city would give them the land, but they can build it with their own money…that one

  11. Stay Classy Raiders and move to San Diego for a year, the Bay Area, Sacramento, Fresno, LA, SD, what Raider fan doesn’t want to party in the Gaslamp, North park, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach and still tail gate SDCCU stadium aka “the Q”? Makes sense to me… Raider4life.

  12. One would get the feeling that the mayor doesn’t like major sports teams what with The Warriors leaving and the A’s with a coliseum deal that they can break at any time.

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