A vote by NFL owners to move the Raiders from Oakland to Las Vegas was held today, but despite another move for the Silver and Black, Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said it is his mission to keep his team focused on the upcoming season, which will be played at the Oakland Coliseum — the team’s aging venue considered obsolete by most NFL standards, Steve Wyche of NFL Network reports.
“My job is to make sure that everybody understands their defined role and that they’re all doing everything they can to execute that role,” Del Rio said Sunday in an interview that will air in full on Monday on Good Morning Football. “Right now, that’s the here and now, playing really good football in Oakland. We’ll need to worry about it and we’ll need to address it but we know we have a season in Oakland for sure, maybe more. So for me, as the head coach, my job, it really won’t change a whole lot.”
The Raiders will play in Oakland in 2017 and have an option to play there in 2018, regardless of the result of the vote. Should the team be approved to move to Las Vegas, a new stadium is not expected to be completed before 2020, so temporary venues would need to be secured.