Jason Cole of B/R reports that Raiders owner Mark Davis‘ No. 1 goal at this point in time is to find a new stadium that his team can call home following the news that the Rams’ Inglewood project got the go-ahead from the NFL on Tuesday.
Cole points out that even though things may not have gone Davis’ way yesterday in regards to L.A., he could still move the team to San Antonio, as he likes a number of aspects regarding this idea.
Davis reportedly doesn’t have a lot of trust in Oakland’s government to get a new stadium deal done, and Cole mentions that statements made from politicians in Oakland have may ultimately turned him off and created the appearance as though they plan to use leverage in negotiations regarding a new stadium.
Of course, there’s still a chance that Los Angeles could be an option to the Raiders, depending on what the Chargers elect to do, but all indications have been that the Chargers will likely agree to either become a tenant or part owner of the Inglewood project.
The NFL announced that they will included $100 million for the Raiders and Chargers to build stadiums in their current markets. However, it seems highly unlikely that this will be enough to sway the situation towards a resolution.
Even if the idea of the Raiders moving to Texas is far-fetched, you can expect to hear more and more about this in the coming months as the Raiders try to find the best deal for them long-term.
We’ll have more regarding the Raiders and San Antonio as the news is available.