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Oakland has fallback plans for keeping Raiders

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 12: McAfee Coliseum is shown during the Oakland Raiders game against the Denver Broncos at McAfee Coliseum on November 12, 2006 in Oakland, California. The Broncos defeated the Raiders 17-13. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

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June 21 remains a key date for the effort to keep the Raiders in Oakland. Unless it isn’t.

Only days after Raiders owner Mark Davis made it clear that Floyd Kephart is expected to come up with a financing plan to bridge a $400 million gap in funding for a new Oakland stadium by June 21, the executive director of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority said that other avenues exist to keeping the Raiders from securing a one-way ticket out of town.

“If a deal with Floyd Kephart doesn’t happen, we are open to other options,” Scott McKibben said, via Bill Williamson of ESPN.com. “And we are prepared to do quickly if that occurs.”

McKibben wouldn’t discuss any potential fallback plans or identify the available options. But McKibben realizes that time is of the essence.

“We need to get something done sooner than later,” McKibben said.

Yes they do. Because if they don’t Davis and the Raiders may get something done in L.A.