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Oakland Raiders seek home for 2019 after ending Coliseum lease early

NFL team the Oakland Raiders are searching for a stadium to play in for a season before their move to Las Vegas in 2020 after rescinding their offer to stay at the Coliseum next year.

The decision follows the City of Oakland’s lawsuit against the Raiders and the NFL over the upcoming Las Vegas switch. Raiders owner Mark Davis this week described the lawsuit as “meritless and malicious”.

It remains unclear whether the move is a negotiating tactic or if the team will carry the threat out, but the Raiders are under the clock. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says the league needs to know where the team will play in “early January, February” to make the 2019 schedule.

Options reportedly include San Diego and Santa Clara, California; Reno, Nevada; and Glendale, Arizona. “All options are open,” Davis said.