Goodell discusses Raiders stadium lease extension

Goodell discusses Raiders stadium lease extension
March 24, 2014, 3:15 pm
I know they signed a one-year extension that we approved today. That’s a sign of positive discussions. Exactly what that means for the future I just don’t know.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Raiders agreed to a one-year lease extension with the Oakland Coliseum on Nov. 25, 2013.

The NFL formally approved the pact on Monday at the NFL owners meetings. Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the result during an afternoon press conference.

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The extension is a stopgap solution that allows the Raiders continue to search for a new, permanent home in the Bay Area.

Goodell was asked about the pace of Raiders stadium negotiations, owner Mark Davis’ frustration with the relative lack of progress and whether the league was active in helping find a resolution.

“Mark is closer to it than I am, but I know our staff was active last year with the Raiders and the Coliseum officials,” Goodell said. “I haven’t had an update on that in quite a while. I know they signed a one-year extension that we approved today. That’s a sign of positive discussions. Exactly what that means for the future I just don’t know.”

Davis remains committed to finding a stadium solution in Oakland until all options are exhausted.

“What we’ve done is sign a one-year extension to our lease and we’ll play there this season,” Davis said on Sunday. “At the end of this season, we have to determine what’s going to happen.”