Where will the Raiders play in 2019, and why isn't anyone freaking out?
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ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders are set to move to Las Vegas and play in a palatial $1.9 billion, 65,000-seat domed stadium with natural grass and a see-through roof with a view of the Strip in 2020.
They have five games left at the Oakland Coliseum this season.
They do not have a lease to play anywhere in 2019.
And that’s really all we know for sure at this point. Questions? Yeah, there are a few, and here are some educated guesses to those queries.
The Raiders’ gleaming new stadium in Las Vegas won’t be ready until 2020. Courtesy MANICA Architecture
Seriously, where will the Raiders play next year?
I don’t know. And really, neither do the Raiders, though they would prefer to play one last season at the Coliseum, their home from 1966 through 1981 and 1995 through now. A lease proposal from the team, which already saw its rent tripled to about $3 million two years ago, has been submitted to the powers that be. But no one has acted yet upon the offer, which would purportedly be more than the current $3 million rent, and the threat of a city-backed lawsuit has the team