Raiders-Chargers kickoff moved to Sunday night

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Raiders-Chargers kickoff moved to Sunday night
September 30, 2013, 4:00 pm
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The Raiders-Chargers game Sunday night will be broadcast nationally on NFL Network. A local television affiliate is expected to pick up the game as well. (AP)

ALAMEDA – Sunday’s game between the Raiders and San Diego Chargers has been postponed from day to night.

A kickoff delayed until 8:35 p.m. was required due to an Oakland Coliseum conflict between tenants. The Oakland Athletics will play Game 2 of the American League Division Series at 6:07 p.m. on Saturday night, and the conversion from ballpark to football stadium would take too long to play the AFC West game as originally scheduled.

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The game will be broadcast nationally on NFL Network. A local television affiliate is expected to pick up the game as well. 

The Raiders made the announcement shortly after Major League Baseball released start times for this weekend’s postseason games.

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Speaking before the announcement was made, Raiders coach Dennis Allen said a delayed kickoff wouldn’t impact his team’s preparation.

“As far as the weekly routine and how we go about things, not a whole lot will change,” Allen said. “If we change anything, it will be something we do later in the week. We’ll see.”