Talk about cutting it close. A little over a month ago the Raiders withdrew their bid to lease Oakland Alameda County Coliseum for next season, leaving them homeless until further notice. Commissioner Roger Goodell has said he would like to know by early February, presumably shortly after the Super Bowl. So, basically a week from today. Then there’s this.
The Raiders have begun calling season ticket holders telling them that they don't know where they are going to play next season, but ticket reps will stay in touch.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 28, 2019
It would seem like there’s still a game of chicken going on which could have this thing coming down to the wire. The NFL needs to start putting next season’s schedule together post haste and to do that, they need to know where the Raiders are going to be playing their home games.
The frontrunner still appears to be staying in Oakland for their final season before moving into their new stadium in Las Vegas. The other two potential homes are said to be very possible are sharing Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara with the 49ers and sharing Oracle Park (formerly AT&T Park) in San Francisco with the Giants.
And, of course, the less likely, but still can’t be completely counted out, Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.
This game is equal parts comical and sad at this point. And certainly ridiculous and unprecedented.