The Oakland Raiders are moving to Las Vegas for the 2020 season, but they find themselves in a bind for 2019. They were going to attempt to renew their lease at the Oakland Coliseum, but the relationship has gone south. And now, the Raiders are considering playing their 2019 schedule at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants.
The news was initially reported by NBC Bay Area sports reporter Raj Mathai, and it has since been confirmed by Bay Area News Group reporter Kerry Crowley. The Giants acknowledged interest was expressed, but there are a lot of details to figure out.
The Raiders are currently facing an antitrust lawsuit from the lawsuit following their decision to move to Las Vegas. The Raiders announced the move, but also planned on sticking around Oakland in one heck of a lame duck period. The Raiders were continuing to negotiate with the city of Oakland prior to the lawsuit, but things have gone south in a hurry.
The Raiders have a little bit of time to figure things out, but it could get difficult in a hurry. If they aren’t able to get a deal with the Raiders and nothing pans out with the Giants, their options range from trying to cut a deal with the 49ers to play at Levi’s Stadium (something the Raiders reportedly don’t want to do), to going to San Diego, San Antonio, Las Vegas (playing at the run down Sam Boyd Stadium), or some other random cities.
I say make them travel to a different city each week for their home games!