Who Says You Can’t Go Home Again

by | Feb 11, 2019 | Andrei Ojeda, News

After having an anti-trust lawsuit filed against them and the NFL by the City of Oakland, it appears the days of the Silver and Black in Oaktown may not be over just yet.

According to KGO, sources have informed them the team is now in negotiations with Coliseum officials to play in Oakland next season.

This comes after the Raiders announced their plans to play in Oracle Park in 2019. The deal to play in Oracle Park has been put on hold for now due to push back from San Francisco officials, most notably San Francisco Mayor London Breed.

“As far as I’m concerned, the Oakland Raiders should play in Oakland,” Breed said. “In San Francisco, we have a number of challenges that we need to address with the Warriors coming to the new Chase arena, the 1,400 housing units set to break ground in that area, our transportation system and our ferry landing, we have a number of things we have been working to prepare for, and we don’t need another layer to add to what we already have in terms of an area that’s really congested, filled with construction and will host a number of games for basketball and baseball over the coming months.”

San Francisco city officials have also expressed to the San Francisco Giants should the Raiders end up using Oracle Park for the 2019 season they expect to be reimbursed for the estimated $317,000 per-game cost of providing police officers and fire fighters, extra Muni service and street cleaning outside the park after the games.

“Can you image the scene? The tailgating would start at 7 in the morning. And this would be just 90 days before the mayor faces her first re-election,” the source said.

As with any Raiders stadium situation, nothing has been finalized.

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