San Francisco’s mayor isn’t thrilled with reports that the Oakland Raiders are in talks to play next season’s home games at the Giants’ ballpark.
“As far as I’m concerned, the Oakland Raiders should play in Oakland,” Mayor London Breed told KTVU on Tuesday.
Breed said the extra traffic around Oracle Park — recently renames after long being known as AT&T Park — would exacerbate problems already caused by construction of the new Chase Center for the Golden State Warriors.
“We don’t need another layer to add to what we already have — and that’s an area that’s really congested, filled with construction and will host a number of basketball and baseball games over the coming months,” Breed told the TV station.
Breed said she has shared her concerns with the Giants’ organization.
The Raiders are searching for a temporary home before moving to Las Vegas in 2020. Their lease at Oakland’s O.co Coliseum expired at the end of last season.
Reports of negotiations with the Giants surfaced Sunday night. NFL Network said that both the San Francisco 49ers and the NFL would have to approve a decision to play at Oracle Park. Previous reporots have said the 49ers are open to sharing Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara with the Raiders for 2019, but the Raiders have not been enthused by that option.
–Field Level Media