Raiders Stadium May Not be Finished in Time for 2020 Season

A new timeline released by the NFL shows that the Raider’s stadium is scheduled to open in June 2020, if nothing goes wrong. However, any hiccup in the plan could mean that the Raiders wouldn’t be playing at least their first games in the new stadium.

The draft of the timeline made public Monday by the Las Vegas Stadium Authority shows construction on the proposed 65,000-seat stadium would begin in January and last 30 months, giving the team three months to move in.

he Raiders have a lease that allows them to play in Oakland through 2018. At a minimum, they’ll need other arrangements for 2019. Possibilities include one more year in Oakland, a year of stadium sharing with the 49ers, a year in Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, or a season in another city, like San Antonio.

The NFL’s newest stadium took two-and-a-half years to complete. The first Minnesota Vikings preseason game at the venue took place in August.

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