RAIDERS TO UTAH?

Reports Say Raiders To Play In San Francisco In 2019

Feb 3, 2019, 9:44 PM
An aeriel view of AT&T Park on September 7, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/...
An aeriel view of AT&T Park on September 7, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – According to a report by NBC’s affiliate in the Bay Area, the Oakland Raiders have found a place to play in 2019.

Raj Mathai of NBC Bay Area has reported that the Raiders will be playing in San Francisco’s Oracle Park, home of the Giants of Major League Baseball.

The Raiders are currently constructing a new stadium in Las Vegas, which is scheduled to open in 2020. The organization announced the move in 2017, and was operating on a year-to-year lease on the stadium in Oakland.


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Recently, however, the city sued the team for what Oakland officials are calling an “illegal move,” making a return highly unlikely for the 2019 season.

KSL’s Unrivaled hosts Alex Kirry and Scott Mitchell said the Raiders should look at Salt Lake City as a possible location for the 2019 season.

Kirry and Mitchell made the cast that a temporary move to Salt Lake would give the Raiders a whole new fanbase for years to come and make a whole lot of money. The NFL is extremely popular in the Beehive State, and giving Utahns from Logan to St. George a team of their own – albeit temporarily – would dramatically expand the Raiders’ potential fanbase.

It was also previously announced that the Raiders would play one game as the designated home team in London against the Chicago Bears at some point in the 2019 season.

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