Raiders May Stay In Oakland Through 2020 NFL Season

The Oakland Raiders have some issues to address after a dispiriting 27-10 loss to the Washington Redskins in Week 3. The entire offense sputtered, with Derek Carr throwing two interceptions and the offensive line giving up sacks to Washington’s pass rushers.

Raiders fans are notorious for filling up opposing stadiums and such was the case against the Redskins as the silver and black was well-represented during the contest. While they did not have much to cheer about, it was still a testament to how dedicated Oakland’s fans are to the team.

The support for the Raiders will always be there, even when the team moves. However, according to Kimberly Veklerov of San Francisco Chronicle, Scott McKibben of the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum revealed that the Raiders could be staying in the Bay Area a little longer:

For sure we are talking about a one-year extension and there’s a real likelihood we could be talking about two years,” McKibben said.

This comes as a surprise given that the Raiders were expected to have their Las Vegas stadium completed prior to the 2020 NFL season. The team was originally only expected to sign a one-year extension with the Coliseum, but McKibben’s comments reveal that Raiders officials are unsure if the stadium will be built in time.

The news is bittersweet because although the silver and black would possibly stay an extra year, it does not change that they are still set to relocate. Regardless, the Coliseum will be filled to the brim with fans as long as the Raiders call Oakland home.