NFL looking at contingencies for Oakland game due to fires
The NFL is looking into contingency plans in case they determine the air quality in Oakland is not good enough to play Sunday’s game between the Raiders and Chargers.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter says the league is looking into other plans and is expected to make a decision soon on the matter.
NFL looking at contingencies if air quality in Oakland from fires remains at unacceptable levels, per league official. A decision soon.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 12, 2017
As of Thursday morning, 29 people were dead as a result of the wild fires in North California that have hit Sonoma, Mendocino, Yuba and Napa counties. Hundreds of people are said to be unaccounted for.
The NFL has reportedly checked to see about holding the game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, which is the 49ers’ home.
NFL source: The league has checked to see if Levi's Stadium is available for Raiders-Chargers this weekend. It is. Just one option.
— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) October 12, 2017
San Diego, which is now without an NFL team, has offered to host the game at the former home of the Chargers.