NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: San Diego is not option for Raiders home games in 2019

Posted at 12:49 PM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 15:55:03-05

(KGTV) - In his annual “State of the League” address, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the city of San Diego was not considered to be an option for the Raiders to play their 2019 home games.

Goodell made his remarks during a news conference held in Atlanta, the site of Sunday's Super Bowl LIII.

Los Angeles Times sportswriter Sam Farmer asked Goodell: “Three of the four California teams are currently playing in temporary stadiums. Are you optimistic that Oakland and the Raiders can set aside their differences so that the team can spend the final season in the Coliseum? If not, do you expect the Raiders to stay in the Bay Area?”

Farmer then added: “Is San Diego a realistic option for a year before they move to Las Vegas?”

Goodell said the Raiders were evaluating all of their options for 2019 and added that he’s hopeful that the team and city of Oakland will resolve the stadium matter soon.

A lawsuit filed by the city of Oakland against the team and the league has left the Raiders’ 2019 home stadium situation up in the air, but Goodell said he believed team owner Mark Davis is working to “continue to be in the Bay Area with his Raider fans” next season.

The Raiders are scheduled to move to Las Vegas in 2020.

Earlier this month, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer's office denied a report that the city and the Raiders discussed the possibility of the team playing in San Diego, presumably at SDCCU Stadium.

Watch the commissioner’s full address, including his statements on the possibility of the Raiders playing in San Diego: