Count NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as unimpressed by Oakland’s attempt to keep the Raiders at the Coliseum site.
“The challenges of getting stadiums built is something that we’ve worked very hard on. We’ve made, I think, tremendous progress. We have not made great progress in Oakland and San Diego,” he told USA TODAY Sports. “There is not a stadium proposal on the table that we think addresses the long-term issues of the clubs and communities, so we need to continue to work at it.”
Goodell also said that he’d prefer to keep any team from relocating because they’re “painful and are something we’d want to avoid at all costs.”
But, clearly the current offer on the table, which was approved by the City of Oakland and Alameda County, isn’t good enough to keep the Silver and Black in the East Bay.
NFL owners will vote on the Raiders’ fate next month, when it will take at least 24 owners approving a move to Las Vegas for the team to be officially on its way out of town.