Why is the Raiders not in Las Vegas?
Posted On August 9, 2021
SANTA CLARA — If you think it’s been a long time since the Raiders left town, it’s not true.
The team has not moved since leaving Oakland, according to an NFL spokesman.
The Raiders moved to Las Vegas in March after losing the NFL championship game to the Patriots, and since then have been trying to get back in the city, which is known for hosting Super Bowls.
But the Raiders have yet to show up.
The Raiders have not been on the field since the team’s final game, a 24-14 loss to the Denver Broncos.
In an email to NFL.com, the team said that while the team is still planning to leave Oakland, the timing of the move was “not an ideal time.”
“As of now, we are unable to move, but we will be discussing all of our options to return to the Oakland area once all our remaining options have been considered,” the Raiders said.
After moving to Las, the Raiders had planned to open training camp in Carson, California, before returning to Oakland.
The teams plans were changed after the Patriots win, which the Raiders lost.
The Raiders also have a chance to relocate to San Diego if a new stadium is built in the state.
The Chargers are expected to announce a plan to move there in June, and if the Raiders play in San Diego, they will be one of the teams that have moved to the city.
The 49ers and Chargers are among the other teams that the Raiders are rumored to be eyeing.
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