Raiders to Remain in Oakland in 2016

The team has signed a lease extension to continue playing in the Coliseum, but remains flexible in its future plans.

On the heels of having plans for a potential relocation to Los Angeles thwarted, the Oakland Raiders have signed a lease extension to remain playing in the Oakland Coliseum during the 2016 season. The deal, which is pending approval of the Oakland City Council and Alameda County Board of Supervisors, also includes two additional one-year team options.

There is still a chance that the Raiders could end up in Los Angeles after 2016. The San Diego Chargers were given the first option to join the relocated Rams in a new stadium in Inglewood. But if the Chargers decide to remain in San Diego, that option would then be passed to the Raiders.

Raiders owner Mark Davis has stated his desires to stay in Oakland, but in addition to the LA possibility, Davis has met with officials from San Antonio and Las Vegas as potential landing spots for the Raiders franchise.

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