Oakland Raiders: Ranking 2019 stadium options following lawsuit

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2. San Diego – Qualcomm Stadium

On the surface, this one makes a ton of sense. Qualcomm Stadium has been empty for two seasons now following the departure of the then-San Diego Chargers. That, however, doesn’t discount its viability as a legitimate NFL home.

As a California franchise, the Raiders already have some semblance of a fan base in San Diego. Local fans are looking for a team to latch onto after being betrayed by the Chargers ownership. It wouldn’t be a perfect fit, but it beats trying to squeeze the Raiders into Levi’s Stadium — where the established fan base generally despises the Silver and Black.

In this situation, they can stay in California without having to share a stadium with another club. There would probably be some work needed beforehand, seeing as Qualcomm hasn’t hosted an NFL game in nearly two years. And yet, do you really doubt Davis and the league could make it work?

Chances are San Diego would be open to the idea, although word is there’s been no discussion with the city at this point (via Jim Trotter). Still, if you’re looking for a wild card in this whole matter, it absolutely has to be “America’s Finest City.”