Raiders may end up in Oakland for two more years

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At a time when it appeared that the Raiders may be leaving Oakland immediately, they may be staying. For two more years.

According to Phil Matier of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Raiders and Oakland are close to a deal that would keep the team at the Coliseum for 2019, and possibly for 2020.

“All of the major issues . . . have been resolved,” an unnamed source told Matier.

The Raiders would pay $7.5 million in 2019, with an option to stay in 2020 at $10.5 million, in the event their new stadium in Las Vegas isn’t ready.

In December, the Raiders walked away from a $7.5 million offer for 2019 after Oakland sued the Raiders and the NFL for antitrust issues related to the team’s looming relocation to Nevada.

29 responses to “Raiders may end up in Oakland for two more years

  1. How long does it take to build that stadium in Vegas? Its one stinkin building and they have the weather to work year round?

  2. Why would the raiders have to pay to occupy the building? Without the team that building is making ZERO money. With the team that building is pulling in revenue. The city should be paying the Raiders to bring in busniess.

  3. They’re actually on schedule and may even be ahead of schedule, they have a live web cam on their site, it’s coming along nicely

  4. I drove by that stadium shell last weekend and there is no way it is ready for 2020. Shame the Raiders have to rot in that stadium for 2 more years and tough for those fans watching them get better only to leave. That’s assuming Chucky can figure this thing out and Mayock can deliver the picks. GL!

  5. vikefan says:
    February 20, 2019 at 10:04 am
    I drove by that stadium shell last weekend and there is no way it is ready for 2020.

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    Sure ya did. If you actually had you would have seen that the Stadium is going up at a rapid pace and is ahead of where it was scheduled to be at this point. It is already several months away from hitting the point where construction crews will be staffed 24/7 slamming out the final bit of work.

  6. It’s good politics for the City of Oakland to make an announcement like this, even though the stadium is on, or ahead of schedule. It just calms everybody down. It also helps in the next election.

  7. Have to love these “new” Las Vegas Raiders fans…I have been saying it for months…The Stadium will not be ready. I want to see how fast somebody works in 120 degree weather in July.

  8. The stadium is on schedule AND budget as far as we know. I do know every partner in the project is beeing proactive in making things move and not losing time. The stadium is design-build meaning they are advancing construction while further design is progressing in the engineering offices. The city is also very proactive in delivering permits, etc. They even have a ciment factory on site…

    I mean hate all you want but the project is soundly structured and executed.

    Its just good business to have that 2020 option if something was to go wrong, it would prevent the same drama from happening again.

  9. About a year less than LA.

    HoLeCrap says:
    February 20, 2019 at 9:41 am

    How long does it take to build that stadium in Vegas? Its one stinkin building and they have the weather to work year round?

  10. At the speed they put up 3,000 suite hotels in Vegas….. There is almost no way they don’t finish on time

  11. In Minny they had to tear down an old stadium first then build and build in the winter, spring summer heat and fall and it took less time then this. Last time I saw it from the air it was a frame. This thing shouldnt take more than two years to build. Unless its pay as you go. No money no work?

  12. They have a mess of building a stadium just like the team! Might as well move them to St.Louis or Mexico.

  13. venomraider says:
    February 20, 2019 at 10:17 am
    vikefan says:
    February 20, 2019 at 10:04 am
    I drove by that stadium shell last weekend and there is no way it is ready for 2020.
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    Are you sure you didn’t drive by Sam Boyd Stadium by mistake?

  14. bleedredwhiteandblue66 says:
    February 20, 2019 at 9:53 am
    The Raiders are like a ship without a rudder with Captain Morgan as their coach.
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    I’m a Raiders fan this actually made me laugh. Haha, win or lose (more often than not) I love that gang of misfits in silver and black. If you’re not having fun being a RAIDERRRRRZZZZZZ fan even when they stink, then you’re not a very good Raiders fan.

  15. Las Vegas union construction crews have made every deadline ever put on a project. Almost all of these projects moved up the finish date and still was opened on the move update. Design build is nothing new in Las Vegas. As the shell is being built the inside design is being drawn and work has already started on the inside portion. I will even go as far as saying it will be done and Raiders won’t even be the first event in the new stadium.

  16. goldrush36 says:
    February 20, 2019 at 12:03 pm
    At the speed they put up 3,000 suite hotels in Vegas….. There is almost no way they don’t finish on time
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    You mean like the ones at MGM City Center where they broke ground in May 2006 and did everything they could do to be open for New Years eve 2010. A little less than 4 years pretty impressive.

  17. Happy for the crazy Raiders fans. Love their fans, though am myself is a Patriots fan. I enjoy watching them and their awesome get ups.

  18. For Mark Davis to pull out the deal because he was being sued was amature hour. It’s business. In the business world people will sue each other one day and play golf together the next morning. A lawsuit is a civilized way of resolving conflict. It’s far from personal.

    The Colisuem site is the best deal Fiscally and logistically for their State-Wide fanbase. You make the best deal void of emotion and let the lawyers resolve any conflict between the two entities: this is how we do things in the business world.

  19. Wouldn’t it be great if the Raiders signed Le’Veon, Mr. Big Chest and Bruce Allen? Man, think of the circus that would be.

  20. Eastcoast321 says:
    February 20, 2019 at 2:09 pm
    My guess is on time or delayed depends alot on this national emergency not getting held up in court

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    Except that the Stadium Project is 100% Union workers who have to pass State background checks to get into any of the Unions here. The Stadium isnt impacted by the flow of cheap labor. You are thinking of Los Angeles, not Las Vegas.

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