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NFL Commissioner Says League Would Help Fund Oakland Stadium

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OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 02: Carson Palmer #3 of the Oakland Raiders throws the ball against the Cleveland Browns at O.co Coliseum on December 2, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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OAKLAND (CBS / AP) — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league is willing to contribute funding to help build a stadium in Oakland to keep the Raiders in town.

Goodell spoke Thursday night after a ceremony honoring the 50th anniversary of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

He says having a more modern stadium is crucial because that is the stage on which the league presents its games. He says the league could contribute up to $200 million to help fund a project if the Raiders and local officials agree on a deal.

Goodell also said it is up to the Raiders and 49ers whether they want to share the new stadium the 49ers are building in Santa Clara.

KCBS’ Chris Filippi Reports:

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