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The San Francisco 49ers reportedly have offered the Oakland Raiders the use of Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara for the 2019 NFL season, per Matt Maiocco of NBC Bay Area.

The big picture: Oakland has few viable options at this point and playing in San Francisco itself appears to be off the table.

Other venues: The Raiders are running out of viable options.

The bottom line: Taking San Francisco’s offer to play at Levi’s Stadium appears to be the best option.

  • It’s still local enough to attract Bay Area fans, and the stadium was initial built to host two teams if needed, anyway.
  • The Raiders’ stadium in Las Vegas won’t be ready for another year, so the team just needs to take the best possible deal at this point and prepare for one big move to Nevada.