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The Raiders could be moving their 2024 training camp to Southern California.

The club is in discussions with the city of Costa Mesa about using the Jack Hammett Sports Complex for this summer’s camp.

Costa Mesa’s City Council will discuss on Tuesday the possibility of entering a one-year agreement with the Raiders.

“I’m pleased to welcome the Las Vegas Raiders … to the great city of Costa Mesa for training camp this summer,” Costa Mesa Mayor John Stephens said in a news release. “The Raiders and Costa Mesa share a commitment to excellence, and our partnership will greatly benefit the community.”

The Raiders did not respond to a request for comment.

The Chargers have been using Jack Hammett Sports Complex as their summer training camp since moving to Los Angeles from San Diego in 2017. They are expected to move to their new headquarters in El Segundo this season.

The Raiders have used their practice facility in Henderson as their training camp site since moving to Las Vegas in 2020.

“Costa Mesa is proud to be one of only two cities in the country to host an NFL team’s summer training camp in a publicly owned facility,” Costa Mesa city manager Lori Ann Farrell Harrison said in a news release. “Jack Hammett is a treasure, and we are excited to potentially have a new NFL team training here.”

The Raiders would pay $165,000 in rent to Costa Mesa as part of the agreement.

Also, the Raiders would pay $600,000 for field improvements at the sports complex, hold a team training camp for kids ages 6 to 12, give 100 tickets for local students to attend an NFL game in Southern California and donate outdoor weight training equipment to Costa Mesa High School. They also would donate $10,000 to a local youth sports team.

The Jack Hammett Sports Complex’s fields typically undergo renovation during the summer months, ensuring no disruption to regular youth sports teams utilizing the facilities.

As part of the agreement, the Raiders would open practices to the public.

If a deal is consummated, it will mark a return of the Raiders to Southern California. They played in Los Angeles from 1982 to 1994 and held training camp in Oxnard, 100 miles north of Costa Mesa, during most of their time in Los Angeles.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Contact Vincent Bonsignore at [email protected]. Follow @VinnyBonsignore on X.

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