Report: Raiders Owner in Talks to Move Team to San Antonio
San Antonio Raiders?
I’m sure no one in Oakland likes the sound of that but according to the MySanAntonio, Raiders Owner Mark Davis met recently with San Antonio officials to discuss moving the team to Texas. Here is what their sources are telling them:
On July 18, Davis met with the officials, including Henry Cisneros, then-Mayor Julián Castro, City Manager Sheryl Sculley, Mario Hernandez of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, and both Richard Perez and David McGee, the president and chairman of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, respectively.
Davis and his associates reportedly spent two or three days here, visiting the Alamodome and other places. They also took an aerial tour of the city in a helicopter, arranged by developer Marty Wender.
The very first question I have about a move to San Antonio is where would they play? Davis has said that he doesn’t need a “Jerry Jones” type stadium but something smaller that he can put a statue of his dad Al in front of. There will also be concerns about moving from the 6th largest media market to the 37th so this situation is far from a done deal.
It remains to be seen if San Antonio is going to be used to get a new stadium for the Raiders or something will actually come of this. At the very least, I believe this could be a credible option but won’t happen too quickly.