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Raiders show 'interest' in playing at San Francisco's AT&T Park in 2019

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Posted at 4:08 PM, Dec 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-21 19:24:18-05

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have had talks with the San Francisco Giants about playing home games at AT&T Park next season.

The Giants issued a statement Friday confirming the Raiders have expressed "initial interest" in playing in San Francisco in 2019.

The Raiders are moving to Las Vegas in 2020 but have no lease for next year. They had been in talks about renewing in Oakland before city officials sued the team over its planned move. The Raiders didn't comment on the talks with the Giants.

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The Giants said many details needed to be worked out before a deal could be finalized. California played college football games at AT&T Park in 2011 when Memorial Stadium was being renovated.

The Raiders played their first four games in San Francisco in 1960 at Kezar Stadium.

Rumors have swirled since the possibility of the team not playing in Oakland next year arose. San Diego, with SDCCU Stadium now dormant after the Los Angeles Chargers relocated, has continually been floated as an option, namely by sports reporters and fans.

NFL Network's Andrew Siciliano asked Raiders General Manager Mark Davis about the possibility of the team playing in San Diego, to which he replied, "not ruling out anything."

While not a concrete decision for or against the option, it prompted hopeful San Diego football fans to speculate where the team would land.