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You don’t have to go home, but you can’t play here.
That’s the message the 49ers are sending to the Raiders as the club will reportedly exercise its territorial rights to stop Oakland from playing in San Francisco next season.
The Raiders, who will be moving to Las Vegas for the start of the 2020 season, wanted to play their home games at Oracle Park, the home of the San Francisco Giants.
But, the 49ers are not expected to waive their territorial rights and will prevent the Raiders from playing in the San Fran next season.
Before the club made the decision, San Francisco Mayor London Breed went public about the matter and indicated she’d prefer the Raiders not play in her city.
“As far as I’m concerned, the Oakland Raiders should play in Oakland,” Breed said. “In San Francisco, we have a number of challenges that we need to address with the Warriors coming to the new Chase arena, the 1,400 housing units set to break ground in that area, our transportation system and our ferry landing, we have a number of things we have been working to prepare for, and we don’t need another layer to add to what we already have in terms of an area that’s really congested, filled with construction and will host a number of games for basketball and baseball over the coming months.”
San Francisco mayor @LondonBreed is not rolling out the welcome mat for the Oakland Raiders to play at Oracle Park.
— KTVU (@KTVU) February 5, 2019
Mayor Breed also said she expressed her sentiments to the Giants as well.
As of now, the Raiders are homeless for the 2019 season, though London, San Diego and even a return to Oakland have all been floated as possibilities.Read the full story at Yahoo Sports