The 49ers and Raiders won’t be renewing their exhibition series this summer, despite last month’s requests to do so from 49ers general manager John Lynch and Raiders coach Jack Del Rio.
The Bay Area’s NFL teams discontinued their annual matchup after fan violence marred a 2011 meeting at Candlestick Park.
The 49ers, under first-year coach Kyle Shanahan, will open their exhibition schedule at Kansas City, with a date still to be determined but between Aug. 10-14.
After visiting Denver the past two summers and holding joint practices there, the 49ers instead will host the Broncos this year, between Aug. 17-21.
The 49ers will visit the Minnesota Vikings’ new stadium for the first time on Aug. 27 in a 5 p.m. (NBC) game. For the 31st consecutive year, the 49ers will wrap up exhibition play against the Chargers, at Levi’s Stadium on Aug. 31.
The Raiders open at Arizona (Aug. 10-14), host the Los Angeles Rams (Aug. 17-21), visit the Dallas Cowboys (Aug. 24-27) and host the Seattle Seahawks (Aug. 31-Sept. 1).
At last month’s scouting combine, both Lynch and Del Rio expressed hope that the 49ers and Raiders would reboot their rivalry. The teams met each exhibition season from 1970-93, paused once the Raiders moved to Los Angeles, renewed it in 1999, and then faced off from 2001-11. “I’m hopeful we should be able to get that together. It makes too much sense,” Del Rio said.