REPORT: The Raiders Will Stay In Oakland For The 2019 Season

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The Raiders have reportedly reached an agreement to stay in Oakland for the 2019 season.

According to Ian Rapoport, the Raiders and Coliseum Authority reached a deal for the team to stick around for another season before heading off to Las Vegas. They will also be able to stay for the 2020 season if the stadium in Vegas isn’t ready to go.

Well, there you have it, folks. There had been a lot of talk of where the Raiders would play the upcoming season. I think most of us assumed they’d be in Oakland still, but nothing was set in stone.

Now, it looks like the local fans of the squad can breathe easy because they’re not going anywhere for at least one more season. They could even possibly be there for two more years.


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Of course, it’s only a matter of time before Gruden and the Raiders officially head for Nevada. Anything in the short term is just that. It’s a short-term solution. (RELATED: Jon Gruden Says The Raiders Could Trade Their First Round Picks)

In the end, there’s nothing on this planet that’s going to keep Gruden’s squad out of Vegas. I know that sucks to hear if you’re a diehard Raiders fan, but it’s the truth.

They’re Vegas bound eventually no matter what happens.

In the meantime, Raiders fans can enjoy at least eight more home games. I know it’s not much of a consolation prize, but it’s better than nothing.

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