It remains uncertain where the Raiders will be playing football in 2016. They’re working on long-term stadium solutions in Oakland and Carson at the same time, hoping that one will pan out.
The Raiders prefer to stay in the East Bay, but the NFL is preparing for a team or two -- possibly the Raiders -- to end up back in the Los Angeles market.
An NFL spokesman told CSN Bay Area on Friday morning that the league is exploring temporary venues to host NFL football in the 2016 season. The league issued proposal requests to several venues, including the Los Angeles Coliseum and the Rose Bowl.
Dodger Stadium, the intimate StubHub! Center and Angel Stadium of Anaheim have also been mentioned in previous reports as temporary venue options should a team or teams relocate to the LA market after the 2015 season.
The Rose Bowl and Coliseum seem like the likeliest candidates, given that they’ve hosted NFL football in the past. The Rose Bowl was significantly upgraded recently, while the Coliseum would need some work before an NFL team played there.
League research on this matter would be presented on Aug. 11, when the NFL conducts a special owners meeting in Chicago to discuss the possibility of LA relocation and the status of stadium proposals in San Diego, St. Louis and Oakland.
The Raiders and Chargers have teamed up on a privately financed $1.7 billion stadium in Carson. The Rams are focused on a $1.86 billion venue in Inglewood.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported the pursuit of temporary LA stadiums.