Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis took a trip to San Antonio to possibly talk about moving the Raiders to Texas. At least, so far, the rumor has it that way and that the Raiders would fit nicely in the Alamodome.
It was reported on Tuesday afternoon that Davis actually met with San Antonio officials on the weekend of July 28. The news leaked out recently and now there are rumors that the meeting was about the relocation of the Raiders.
The report speculates that Davis is probably making the move to hurry the officials in Oakland to come up with a plan. The Raiders were actually very quiet about the meeting in San Antonio which included the former mayor Henry Cisneros, the new mayor Julian Castro, and city manager Sheryl Scully, among others.
However, the story leaked out in memo to the city council by Scully in which the meeting was described as a “preliminary due diligence.” It also included that owner of the Raiders Mark Davis was interested in a “possible relocation of his NFL team to San Antonio.”
Currently, the Oakland Raiders will end their lease with the O.co Coliseum at the end of the 2014 season. So, far the Raiders are going year-to-year with the Coliseum in which they share with the MLB team the Oakland A’s.
It is for this reason that Mark Davis was two of three Oakland Raiders officials that went to San Antonio for a meeting about relocation of the team. It is speculated that the Alamodome, home of the University of Texas, could be the right place for the Silver and Black. Of course, it would need renovation to suit an NFL team.
For many Raiders fans, this is not good news. The Raider Nation is a loyal following and the reaction of this giant following could be very dismal if the Silver and Black chose to move to San Antonio.
It would be sad to see one of the original teams of the NFL to move away from California, especially from Oakland. The Raiders need to stay in Oakland to keep that Raider Nation alive and full of ire. Hopefully, Mark Davis is bluffing in order to make Oakland get on a project that should have been done a while ago.