Raiders, Oakland to work on a lease for 2016
With Los Angeles closed (for now) to the Raiders and no other immediate options available for a team that currently has no lease to play anywhere, the Raiders will soon try to work out a deal to extend their stay in Oakland by at least another year.
Via Matt Artz and Rebecca Parr of the Bay Area News Group, a meeting is set for Monday.
“The Raiders and ourselves have agreed to sit down and have discussions about a lease extension,” Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority executive director Scott McKibben recently said.
McKibben will meet with Raiders president Marc Badain, and the negotiations will remain confidential.
“We will talk to the press once we have something to talk about,” McKibben said.
The Raiders will have a chance to move to L.A. with the Rams if the Chargers choose not to do so. The Chargers have until January 15, 2017 to make a decision.