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Report Claims Raiders Will Play In Bay Area Next Season

Holly Quan
February 04, 2019 - 8:54 am

SAN FRANCISCO — The Raiders will play next season at the San Francisco Giants' ballpark, according to one report that emerged after the Super Bowl, while another suggested the team is merely close to reaching an agreement to use Oracle Park as its home field. 

NBC Bay Area's Raj Mathai tweeted "Raiders will play 2019 in San Francisco," and that an "announcement expected this week." 

Giants officials, however, told KCBS Radio that "nothing is confirmed." 

Even Mathai's colleagues at NBC Bay Area undermined his claim with a later article saying that a formal agreement had not been reached and that a few hurdles must still be surmounted. One obstacle is that the San Francisco 49ers have not waived their territorial rights to NFL games in the city. 

The Raiders have been searching for temporary quarters since Oakland officials sued the team and NFL in federal covert over the Raiders planned relocation to Las Vegas in 2020. 

The Associated Press also reported that Raiders, owned by Mark Davis, have not yet reached an agreement with the Giants to use Oracle Park, which had been known as AT&T Park until recently. 

Chris Dobbins, a member of the Oakland Alameda County Authority, told KCBS Radio that there is no set deadline for the Raiders to announce wheat will be their home next year. 

"We had heard that it's around the Super Bowl," said Dobbins. "We had wanted to have them hear something by the end of February." 

Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, where the Niners play and a Premier League soccer stadium in London have been floated as other possible places that the Raiders sublet for the 2019 NFL season.