Birmingham, Alabama and Tucson, Arizona are teaming up in an effort to host the Oakland Raiders

U.S. & World

(NBC) – Birmingham, Alabama and Tucson, Arizona are teaming up in an effort to host the Oakland Raiders home games next season.

The raiders are moving to Las Vegas for the 2020 season, but the team doesn’t have a home for 2019. 

Under this proposal, the Raiders would play some of their games at Birmingham’s Legion Field.

That’s the home of the U-A-B football team as well as the new A-A-F team, the Birmingham Iron. 

Birmingham ity councilman William Parker believes a combined effort between the two cities could lead to substantive talks with Raiders owner Mark Davis.

Parker hopes legion field will get at least half of the home games.

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