The Raiders will play out a 2016 NFL deteriorate in Oakland. Not that they had many other options.
A one-year authorization prolongation agreement has been made to continue personification during O.Co Coliseum, the authorization announced during a Thursday news conference. Raiders owners Mark Davis pronounced a understanding includes options for a 2017 and 2018 seasons.
Davis also announced a employing of Larry MacNeil, a 49ers executive who oversaw a growth of Levi’s Stadium, to the stadium growth team. Additionally, there will be no boost in sheet prices for a 2016 season.
It’s an annual dance for a Raiders. The group has renewed a authorization with the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Joint Powers Authority in one-year increments given a finish of a 2012 season as Davis and a NFL sought precedence to build a new track in a city. But a long-term destiny of a authorization in Oakland has never been some-more gossamer than this year, with a probable relocation to Los Angeles looming.
NFL owners final month elected instead to give a Rams and owners Stan Kroenke a initial moment during returning to Los Angeles for 2016. As partial of a agreement, a Chargers, who also are during contingency with San Diego politicians over their track situation, were awarded a initial choice to join a Rams, withdrawal a Raiders on a outward looking in.
Should a Chargers decrease a pierce to Los Angeles, usually afterwards would a Raiders have the choice to immigrate to Los Angeles in time for the 2017 season.
That seems unlikely, as Chargers owners Dean Spanos has already concluded in element to share a Rams’ new trickery in Inglewood, Calif., slated to open in 2019. Spanos has not ruled out a San Diego lapse in 2017 and has vowed to concentration on negotiating a new track agreement with a city, though it stays to be seen either that’s still a viable possibility.
That will leave a Raiders in hunt of other options, in Oakland or elsewhere.
City officials in San Antonio and Las Vegas — dual locales seen as probable possibilities to captivate a Raiders out of California — have already begun courting Davis.