OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Following weeks of speculation over where they would play home games in 2019, the Raiders have reportedly reached an agreement with the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Authority to play one final season before moving to Las Vegas.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the two sides are working out final details on a deal and that it could be presented to officials as soon as Friday.READ MORE: UPDATE: Fremont Sexual Assault Suspect Now Charged in 3rd Case; Additional Victims Sought
The report comes nearly two weeks after the stadium authority and the team resumed discussions on a stadium deal for 2019.
Amid a lawsuit filed by the City of Oakland over the Raiders 2020 move to Las Vegas, the team had been looking at other venues as a temporary home for the upcoming season.
Oracle Park in San Francisco had been rumored as the Raiders’ temporary home in 2019, but Mayor London Breed expressed opposition, and the 49ers, who have territorial rights to San Francisco, indicated they would not waive them.MORE NEWS: COVID Reopening: East Bay Moviegoers Carefully Step Back Into Theaters
Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, as well as venues in San Diego and even London, have also been rumored as possible temporary homes for the Raiders.