The soon-to-be Las Vegas Raiders might not be stuck in two or three years of Oakland purgatory after all.
Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News reported Wednesday the Raiders could move to San Antonio if the situation in Oakland proves ugly in 2017. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported the team could share Levi's Stadium with the San Francisco 49ers (h/t John Breech of CBSSports.com).
According to Brent Schrotenboer of USA Today, Sam Boyd Stadium, UNLV's football field, could also be an option.
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Raiders owner Mark Davis said the franchise plans on staying in Oakland through at least the 2018 season, provided the fans want it there.
"We have two more years of lease options for Oakland right now," Davis said, per Breech. "If the fans would like us to stay there, we'd love to be there for that and possibly talk to them about extending it for maybe 2019 as well and try to bring a championship back to Oakland."
The NFL owners approved the Raiders' move to Las Vegas by a 31-1 vote Monday at the league meetings in Phoenix. The franchise will begin playing in a new $1.9 billion stadium in 2020. Construction on the facility, which had $750 million in public funding, is expected to begin this year.
The attitude in Oakland, which has been the Raiders' home for all but 13 years since their inaugural season in 1960, has understandably been tense.
"I would say to you with the highest level of confidence, my opinion and recommendation and that of my board members—I don't believe there is any appetite for a third season [in Oakland]," Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Authority executive director Scott McKibben told Schrotenboer.