The San Francisco 49ers are headed on the road to face Washington this weekend, but Levi’s Stadium could still end up being used. The Oakland Raiders are hosting the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, but the fires in northern California might require a relocation.
The air quality is bad in Oakland right now, and there is concern about playing a football game in that kind of issue. The NFL has not changed anything yet, but according to Tim Kawakami and then Matt Maiocco, the league has checked on Levi’s Stadium availability.
NFL source: The league has checked to see if Levi's Stadium is available for Raiders-Chargers this weekend. It is. Just one option.— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) October 12, 2017
Source: NFL reached out to 49ers about possibility of moving Raiders-Chargers to Levi’s Stadium. Researching all options due to air quality.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoNBCS) October 13, 2017
If the league is going to make a change on the location, I would think it would happen by the end of Friday. It would not drastically change things, but it would impact traveling to the game and of course fans going to the game. Levi’s Stadium has a bigger capacity than the Oakland Coliseum, but they’d have to figure out who sits where and the like.
While we await word on that, just a reminder that you can contribute to a GoFundMe set up by a friend of 49ers beat writer Chris Biderman. They are taking supplies to those who are staying in shelters until the fire ends, and you can contribute to that if you get a minute.