Raiders Are Not Ruling Out Playing In San Diego In 2019
It has became very apparent that the Oakland Raiders will have a new home next season after the city of Oakland filed a federal lawsuit against the team and the NFL. While the Raiders will move to Las Vegas permanently in 2020, they are definitely going to need a temporary place to play the 2019 season before that can happen.
The best option for the franchise is to play their 8 home games at….SDCCU in San Diego.
Despite the lawsuit, Raiders owner Mark Davis didn’t quite rule out staying put next season and didn’t rule out playing in San Diego either.
There continues to be chatter about the Raiders playing in San Diego in 2019. Because the city owns Qualcomm Stadium, I asked the Mayor's office about this. Response: "Our office has not been in communication with the Raiders."
— Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) December 12, 2018
Where will the Raiders play in 2019?
Mark Davis: "All options are open."
Reporter: "Not ruling out San Diego?"
Mark Davis: "No. Not ruling anything out."
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) December 12, 2018
Raiders owner Mark Davis said he'd like to stay put next season, but the team has all sorts of options re where to play. Didn't rule out San Diego. Didn't rule out anything, really, except San Antonio.
— Sam Farmer (@LATimesfarmer) December 12, 2018
It makes the most sense right now as there are already Raiders fans in San Diego and a plethora of them just up the road in Los Angeles. Combine that with the fact that fans in San Diego may want to stick it to their former franchise that left for L.A. and actually show up and support the Raiders to spite them.