Oakland Raider fans, the threat of Mark Davis moving your team to San Antonio appears to be a legitimate one.
In an interview today with the San Antonio Express-News, billionaire, Red McCombs expressed Davis' genuine interest in relocating the franchise, as well as his desire to get the deal done. Mark Davis' positive meeting with Red McCombs, is more proof that the lip service surrounding the organization's potential relocation out of O.co stadium, is more than just propaganda.
In the interview, McCombs claimed that if Davis and the Raiders would consider relocating to San Antonio, he and his family would would even buy a piece of the franchise. The former Minnesota Vikings owner went on to say, "if that's what it would take to get them".
The meeting with McCombs did not result in a deal being struck, however the Raider's are in desperate need of a situation and San Antonio appears to be a viable candidate.
Currently sharing a nearly 50-year-old stadium with the Oakland A's, Davis is exploring options outside of the Oakland area if he cannot keep the team in its current city. Davis has publicly expressed interest in keeping the team in Oakland, however, that would mean a new stadium. The talks with Colony Capital, the real estate firm helping secure a new stadium, have been positive by Davis' admission, but have not resulted in anything as of yet (Smith, NBC Sports).
Oakland's current lease is set to expire following the 2014-2015 season, meaning the franchise could be heading to Texas or any other state, as soon as next year.