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Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf reportedly meets with NFL owners

Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf reportedly meets with NFL owners

The Oakland Raiders have secured a new source for their funding for the Las Vegas stadium in Bank of America and are expected to present their new plan to NFL owners later this month, but that's not stopping City of Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf from voicing her desire to keep the Raiders in Oakland.

USA Today is reporting that Schaaf presented their plan to build a new home for the Silver & Black in Oakland, and did so to the NFL on Monday. USA Today is also stating that the mayor failed to change much of the problems from the original plan when they first presented it to the NFL.

“We made a sound economic case for keeping the Raiders in Oakland through the creation of what could become one of America’s premier mixed-use sporting venues,” Schaaf said in a statement to The Mercury News. “What we presented demonstrated the commitment and effort made by the jurisdictions that oversee the stadium land — Alameda County and the City of Oakland.”

With owner Mark Davis and the Raiders securing a new funding source and the city of Oakland unwilling to restructure their proposal, it appears that Las Vegas still seems like the favorite to be the longterm home for the Silver & Black.

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