Raiders in 'meaningful and productive' negotiations to play in Oakland in 2019

Ruben Hill
February 13, 2019

Oakland Coliseum executive director Scott McKibben said he met with Raiders president Marc Badain last week to discuss a lease for the 2019 season at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. But according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal's Michael Gehlken, there will be more time for Bay Area fans to say goodbye to their beloved Raiders.

The Oakland Raiders have started talks with the city about returning to play in the 2019 before relocating to Las Vegas. McKibben called the meeting "meaningful and productive" but gave no other details.

After months of uncertainty regarding the team's home for 2019, the Oakland Raiders might stay put.

The Raiders are moving from Oakland to Las Vegas in 2020, but with their lease expired in Oakland and their stadium in Las Vegas still under construction, the National Football League franchise is looking for a temporary home for the upcoming season.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stated previously that he wanted the Raiders to have their stadium situation sorted out after the Super Bowl.

The Raiders had talks about sharing a stadium with the San Francisco Giants, but that was opposed by the 49ers.

After the lawsuit was filed, Raiders owner Mark Davis pulled the $7.5 million lease proposal for the 2019 season.

Birmingham, Alabama and Tucson, Arizona are reportedly attempting to partner up and host the Raiders together during the NFL's 2019 regular season.

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