NFL could contribute $200 million to new Raiders stadium

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL could contribute up to $200 million to help fund a new stadium project for the Oakland Raiders.

The NFL is contributing $200 million to the San Francisco 49ers' new stadium project and the league would be willing to give the same amount to the Raiders for a stadium project which would keep them in Oakland.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league is willing to contribute up to $200 million if the Raiders and local officials are able to agree on a stadium deal. Goodell says the fact the 49ers received $200 million for their stadium project in Santa Clara would not prevent the NFL from also contributing to the Raiders.

Goodell spoke before Oakland's game against Denver on Thursday and said the league would look at a new stadium project in Oakland as "getting stages built in the community." The Raiders currently play in O.co Coliseum which opened in 1966. Goodell said having a more modern stadium is crucial for the way the league presents its games.

He said it would be up to the Raiders and 49ers if they want to continue to share a stadium, although that appears unlikely at this stage.

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