The Oakland Raiders won’t be nomads in 2019.
The Raiders and the city of Oakland have reached an agreement for the team to remain in place this year, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Monday, citing sources.
Speculation over where the Raiders would play in 2019 has swirled in recent months after their lease expired at the end of last season. The team is scheduled to relocate to Las Vegas in 2020, and the impending move has caused so much tension between the Raiders and Oakland some believed they wouldn’t be able negotiate a new lease agreement successfully.
Cities such from Santa Clara, Calif. to London and various points in-between were among the Raiders’ rumored potential temporary homes. However, the reported agreement with Oakland will allow the team and city to bid each other a fond farewell after decades together.