The Oakland Raiders could be playing their final game at the Oakland Coliseum tonight when they host the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football.
The Raiders officially rescinded their offer to rent the Oakland Coliseum for the 2019 season in response to the city of Oakland filing a federal lawsuit against the franchise.
While their move to Las Vegas still planned for 2020, the Raiders are now actively looking for a place to call home for the 2019 NFL season.
Here’s where the oddsmakers for the online sportsbooks MyBookie see the Raiders playing in 2019.
Odds courtesy of MyBookie as of December 26, 2018.
The Raiders were rumored to be considering a move to San Antonio, Texas and the Alamodome prior to announcing their upcoming move to Las Vegas. While there is some history here, it wouldn’t make a ton of sense to move the franchise halfway across the country for one season. This would be interesting, but at the end of the day, it’s a highly unlikely scenario.
Levi’s Stadium (+350)
This “move” would allow the Raiders to stay in the Bay Area, but adding a second tenant to Levi’s Stadium would require final approval from the San Francisco 49ers. And according to The Mercury News, the Raiders have yet to approach the 49ers or the city of Santa Clara about a potential move.
SDCCU Stadium (+200)
A temporary move to San Diego, California, where SDCCU Stadium is now vacant on NFL Sundays may be the best move for the Raiders. It would keep them on the west coast (and in the state of California), and they already have a substantial fan base in the area dating back to their days in Los Angeles.
This will likely prove to be the choice if tensions don’t ease up between the franchise and Oakland city officials in the very near future.
Oakland Coliseum (+150)
The oddsmakers for MyBookie are still expecting the Raiders to play one more season in the Oakland Coliseum. Their incredibly loyal fanbase in the Bay Area has already been bracing for the day when their beloved Raiders officially move to Las Vegas, but there is no doubting they would welcome their team back with open arms for one more season.
From our perspective, one more year in Oakland makes a lot of sense for the Raiders. But we also know that Mark Davis is not pleased with how negotiations have gone with city officials in the past. For that reason, we see the Raiders playing elsewhere in 2019.
Other locations to watch:
- Sam Boyd Stadium (+600)
- CEFCU Stadium (+700)
- California Memorial Stadium (+850)
- Stanford Stadium (+1000)
- Estadio Azteca (+2000)
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