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Raiders Sign Lease To Play '16 Season In Oakland; Davis Wants A's To Make Decision

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 12 / 16

Raiders officials on Thursday announced the team officially has "signed a lease to stay in Oakland this year," according to Rachel Swan of the S.F. CHRONICLE. The agreement, which includes one-year options for '17 and '18, comes the "week before the Feb. 17 expiration date of the Raiders' current le...

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