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Coliseum authority approves Raiders 2015 lease in Oakland; long-term status remains in doubt

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OAKLAND, California — The Oakland Raiders' lease to play the 2015 season at the Coliseum has been approved by the board that runs the site.

The Joint Powers Authority on Friday approved the extension that had previously been agreed to by both sides. The Oakland City Council and Alameda County Board of Supervisors still must vote on the lease.

The Raiders will pay $400,000 in December and an additional amount for their training facility.

Despite the agreement, the team's future beyond 2015 remains in doubt. The Raiders are working with the Chargers to develop a stadium near Los Angeles if the two teams can't get new stadiums in their current locations. The JPA says the sides remain in active discussions for a new stadium.


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