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Attorney to make pitch for Oakland Raiders to relocate to Tucson

TUCSON – The Oakland Raiders may soon call the Old Pueblo its new home after Tucson attorney, Ali Farhand hopes to make a pitch to the NFL team to consider playing their 2019 home games at Arizona Stadium.

With the Raider’s lease with the Oakland Coliseum expired after the 2018 season, the NFL team is currently without a home for 2019. While the relocation will be temporary, Tucson has thrown its hat in the ring for hosting the Raiders home games next season.

According to Farhang, he and University of Arizona president, Robert Robbins have reached out to the Raiders to discuss the possibility of relocating the franchise to the Sonoran desert.

In 2020, the Raiders is set to relocate to Las Vegas.

Noel Sederstrom

Noel Sederstrom joined the KTTC-TV staff as News Director in February, 2008. He’s a native Minnesotan, having grown up on a farm near Litchfield, and also spending a lot of time on Lake Vermilion near Tower-Soudan, where his grandfather Gust Saari worked in the Soudan Underground Mine.

After studying journalism at the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, Noel worked as a reporter, anchor, producer and Executive Producer at television stations in Duluth, Little Rock, Buffalo, Louisville and Kalamazoo, Michigan. Noel was the News Director at WWMT-TV in Kalamazoo for seven of his 18 years at the CBS affiliate before returning to Minnesota. He and his wife Cindy have two grown children and make their home in Rochester.

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