The Oakland Raiders face the prospect of playing in a temporary stadium in 2019 if owner Mark Davis goes ahead with his threat to leave the city a year before the planned move to Las Vegas.
Should Oakland City Council file a multi-million-dollar anti-trust lawsuit against the NFL and the Raiders over the team’s relocation – as is expected – it has been reported that Davis will not extend a year-to-year lease to play at the Oakland Coliseum.
As the Raiders’ Las Vegas stadium will not be ready until 2020 at the earliest, a temporary venue would have to be sought.
Options include AT&T Park and Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco, Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, Stanford Stadium and the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio. It is unclear how feasible they are, though.
Sam Boyd Stadium, the home facility for UNLV (the University of Nevada, Las Vegas), is not being considered as a contingency site.