During the midst of the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys’ brawls that occurred this week in Oxnard, Raiders’ owner Mark Davis took his time to address the press that the Raiders would be “well received” in Los Angeles. He also stated that the Raider Nation is strong in Southern California.
As reported by the NBC Sports web site on Thursday, a discussion of the Raiders moving to Southern California began emanating after the joint practices with the Dallas Cowboys in Oxnard earlier this week. Mark Davis was quoted in the Los Angeles Daily News with positive remarks if the Raiders were to move to LA.
Recently, the Raiders have been shopping for a new stadium since the city of Oakland has not come up with a good plan to rebuild the O.co Coliseum, which the Raiders have to share with MLB team the Oakland A’s, or to even renovate the stadium. Rumors have arisen that the Raiders were shopping in Portland, OR, and in San Antonio, TX.
Other rumors have been flying around that the Oakland Raiders were thinking about sharing the new San Francisco 49ers stadium, the Levi’s Stadium. It was said that the Raiders were going to lease their time at the Levi’s Stadium while the city of Oakland comes up with a plan for a new football stadium that would house the Raiders.
Anyway, Davis concluded in a report that he has not closed the door with Oakland. He told the press that his meeting with San Antonio was also serious, but he is waiting for Oakland to give him an answer.
If the Oakland Raiders were to come back to Los Angeles, they would be welcomed. The Raider Nation is huge in LA. The only problem is that Mark Davis and any other team that is trying to settle in a gold mine like Los Angeles is that getting a plan to build a stadium has been a problem. In the end, the Raiders need to stay in California and Davis should know better.