Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that there are some NFL owners who view Oakland as a “more viable market” for the Raiders than Los Angeles.
The economic trend in Oakland is reportedly viewed as a “more favorable” moving forward,
According to Florio, it became more clear at the recent owners meeting that, “barring significant changes to the franchise’s management structure, the Raiders won’t be making the move.”
Florio writes that some of the current Raiders’ partners may be able to get more involved in the private financing of a new stadium in Oakland.
This could open the door for both the Chargers and Rams to share a stadium in Los Angeles through a partnership of sorts. However, Florio leaves the possibility open to just one of the two teams moving to L.A.
Recent reports have said that the Raiders could sell portion of the franchise to a Los Angeles investor to aid their move to Southern California. Although, there are concerns from NFL owners about Mark Davis‘ ability to pull all of this off.
In recent days, there has been no indication that NFL owners are any closer to backing one of the two proposed stadium projects.
The Carson stadium would house both the Chargers and the Raiders, while Rams’ owner Stan Kroenke’s has been pushing his Inglewood project for some time now.
Any team relocating to L.A. will need the support of 75 percent of the owners, and it appears the league is open to more ideas than the options currently on the table.
We’ll have more regarding the Los Angeles’ stadium projects and the Raiders future in Oakland as the news is available.