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Raiders might not be in Oakland for much longer

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It is well-known the Oakland Raiders have been searching for a solution to their stadium issues for a number of years.

Since moving back to Oakland from LA the Raiders have played their games in the Coliseum which they share with MLB team the Oakland A's.

But they have almost constantly been searching for a place to call their own, and current owner Mark Davis is nearing the end of his patience with the city as talks continue to stagnate:

"Whether there's a sense of urgency or not, I know there is on our side," he told ESPN last September.

And now, in an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, he has put added pressure on the county and city to find a solution:

"We will play in the Coliseum next year. But there's been no progress.

"I had high hopes when Colony Capital came in, I still do have high hopes, but they're not as high because I haven't really heard anything positive from either group.

"It's gone silent again. We have to get something done," Davis explained.

Clearly the voice of a frustrated man.

The Raiders are the only NFL team to share their stadium with a major league baseball outfit, and while they pay minimal rates, it is hardly an ideal situation.

Davis has in the past mentioned a possible move away from the city if it is required, with a return to LA often cited by fans as a preferred option after the team's success in the 90s.

"I don't want to call it a last-ditch effort, but it does seem to be the last chance that Oakland is going to get.

"We can't continue to play in that stadium, with the baseball field and all of that stuff," Davis told the Chronicle.

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