49ers could refuse to let Raiders play in San Francisco

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When news surfaced Sunday night that the Raiders had an agreement to play at Oracle Park in San Francisco during the 2019 season, it sounded as if it was a done deal. It’s far from that.

The 49ers and the NFL also would have to approve the Raiders’ one-year move to San Francisco, and that is far from a certainty.

San Francisco Mayor London Breed already stated an objection to her city serving as the Raiders’ home.

Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times reports that he expects the 49ers to refuse to give up their territorial rights to allow the Raiders to play in San Francisco. Plus, as Farmer pointed out, both teams would share one sideline at Oracle Park.

The Packers formerly did that when they played at Milwaukee County Stadium. It is not ideal, obviously.

It is not out of the question the Raiders would return to Oakland for one season despite the city’s lawsuit against all 32 teams and the NFL. In fact, some in the league see that as the best option for 2019 before the Raiders depart for Las Vegas.

Wherever the Raiders play, the league would prefer an answer sooner than later for scheduling purposes.

27 responses to “49ers could refuse to let Raiders play in San Francisco

  1. Quality franchise, solid decision-making, friends of the community. YOUR Oakland Raiders, everyone.

  2. 49ers don’t even play in SF. They play an hour away in Santa Clara. Pretty ironic they would block the Raiders from actually playing in the 49ers false city name.

  3. They are going to wind up having to share Levi’s for a season. It’s the only option that makes any sense if they aren’t going to play in Oakland. Mark Davis is stubborn but will ultimately do what the league forces him to do and they will want him in Santa Clara for a season.

  4. Block ’em. In doing so, the 9ers brass could curry favor with state officials and Raiders fans alike that are sour about the departure to Las Vegas.

  5. Just another NFL moving disaster. Anybody with a brain could have seen the potential for not finishing out that final year in Oakland. Even if that was their first option, how could they fail to have a backup plan in place? Why wasn’t Goodell on the phone with Davis like a year ago demanding to know what their plan was in the event they ran into friction with Oakland?

  6. billswillnevermove says:
    February 5, 2019 at 3:06 pm
    Move them to Toronto for one year, so a certain troll can watch them lose game after game, and watch a 25 million per year bust in action
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    But the Toronto Bills would block them!!

  7. “The Raiders are dumb as rocks, just go play one season at UNLV”.
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    It has pointed out many times that UNLV’s stadium does not comply with NFL standards. It is not a viable option.

  8. So insecure about your popularity in your own territory, 49ers? I know it’s the Raiders coming to town but it’s only for one season. Either let the Raiders play at Oracle or the NFL will force you to share a stadium with them. Which do you prefer? Mark Davis will not have the Raiders play anymore football in Oakland while that lawsuit is pending.

  9. “49ers don’t even play in SF. They play an hour away in Santa Clara. Pretty ironic they would block the Raiders from actually playing in the 49ers false city name.”

    It’s only 35 miles from Candle Stick geography major.
    Cowboys play 20 miles outside of Dallas.
    NY Giants and Jets play in another State.
    Patriots play 30 miles out of Boston

    SF has a population of 1M, Silicon Valley is over 3M.

  10. billswillnevermove says:
    February 5, 2019 at 3:06 pm
    Move them to Toronto for one year, so a certain troll can watch them lose game after game, and watch a 25 million per year bust in action.

    It’s always wide right, 0-4, josh Allen is a stud! Just win one SB then you can yap, just ONE! Carr’s first year stats compared to Mr 52% are a thousand times better, you traded UP for Mr 52%! Lol

  11. “It has pointed out many times that UNLV’s stadium does not comply with NFL standards. It is not a viable option.”
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    It complies just as much as where the Chargers are playing. (It’s actually larger than where the Chargers are playing.) The issue was that Davis didn’t want to foot the bill for any renovations and he was dead set on not playing anywhere in Vegas other than the new stadium.

  12. I can’t imagine it happening, as the league will find a place for them when/if the Raiders prove they can’t do it themselves, but wouldn’t it be hilarious if EVERYBODY blocked them out? That’s no disrespect to their fans, quite the contrary: moving to LV and abandoning Oakland the way they are, the team almost deserves to be black-balled out of the league for a year.

  13. Julian Friesen says:
    February 5, 2019 at 3:37 pm
    Why can’t they just play at memorial stadium in Berkeley?
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    I’m too lazy to look up the details but typical of lost state California they passed some stupid environmental laws(people, cars,etc,) about the use of state properties, which includes Memorial Stadium, making it impossible for the Raiders to play there. Too bad because it would have been ideal.

  14. I think that they should tour all year around “Raider Nation.” Half of the stadiums (minus the shared one in New Jersey) are empty while the home team is away. I’d like to see the Raiders play a game as the “home” team in eight different stadiums (where they aren’t playing in 2019). It’d be a great way to do something innovative and dramatic for the 100 year anniversary.

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