The Oakland Raiders are reportedly in talks with the San Francisco Giants about potentially playing their home games at AT&T Park during the 2019 NFL season.
According to Raj Mathai of NBC Bay Area, this scenario is “a distinct possibility.”
— Raj Mathai (@rajmathai) December 21, 2018
There’s a catch, however. As noted by Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the San Francisco 49ers have “territorial rights within the market,” meaning the Raiders would need permission from the 49ers to make this move.
The one thing that seems absolutely certain amid a sea of uncertainty concerning where the Raiders will play in 2019 is that they will not be playing in Oakland.
The City of Oakland recently filed an antitrust lawsuit against the NFL and the Raiders over the team’s impending move to Las Vegas in 2020. In that suit, the city alleges that the move is “illegal” and is seeking hundreds of millions of dollars.