The Oakland Raiders played their final game at the Coliseum at the end of the 2018 season, leaving their 2019 season in limbo as they prepare to move to Las Vegas in 2020. But while plenty of contenders have emerged as the Raiders’ temporary home in 2019, it looks as though the team has made its choice.
According to Raj Mathai via NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Raiders have chosen to play their 2019 season across the bay in the city of San Francisco.
Per the report, the Raiders are securing a deal with the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball to share Oracle Park.
However, Rapoport noted that the NFL and the San Francisco 49ers need to give their approval in order for the move to be finalized – which has not happened as of writing.
The Raiders have made their choice. The 49ers and the NFL have to approve this for it to be final, and that has not happened yet.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 4, 2019
The Raiders have played the majority of their 59-year history at the Oakland-Almeida County Coliseum, with their first stint running from 1966 to 1981 before moving to Los Angeles in 1982.
The team returned to Oakland in 1995 and spent the next 23 years at the Coliseum.
However, the organization failed to reach an agreement on a new stadium with the city several years ago, and team owner Mark Davis opted to move the team to a stadium being built in Las Vegas instead.
In their final game at the Coliseum, the Raiders beat the Denver Broncos 27-10 – their final win of their 4-12 campaign.