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Tucson, Arizona Interested in Hosting Oakland Raiders In 2019

Tucson, Arizona Interested in Hosting Oakland Raiders In 2019
Published On: Thu, Jan 10
August 18, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders Oakland Raiders quarterback Connor Cook (18) throws against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

A Tucson, Arizona attorney says he spoke to Oakland Raiders president Marc Badain to pitch an idea of having the team move there for the 2019 season before relocating to Las Vegas.

Ali Farhang says he got approval from several Arizona officials to pursue a deal, including University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins, athletic director Dave Heeke as well as getting the go ahead from Arizona Cardinals President Michael Bidwill and Gov. Doug Ducey.

a€œIa€™d like to give it the best shot possible. What do we have to lose?a€ FarhangA toldA theA Arizona Daily Star. "Ita€™s a long shot, but wea€™re going to put our best foot forward to turn impossible into possible."

Arizona Stadium in Tucson was opened in 1929, and was last renovated in 2013. The stadium seats 55,000 spectators.

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