"Let the people at the city and county know what you want done," announce Davis. "You've got a willing partner here. But you've got to do it quick, man, that's all I've got to say."
The cluster of Raiders fans outside the hotel was small but they were adamant and were not shy about letting their feelings be known. Along with the base of active Raider fans were a number of L.A. Rams and San Diego Chargers fans waving posters that read "Save Our Bolts."
Fans in several cities, including San Diego, St. Louis and Oakland are more than concerned about their respective teams transplanting to Los Angeles. The issue of the teams moving and the long vacant LA market were hot topics high on the agenda among owners across the league. Raider’s owner Davis had traveled to the other side of the bay to attend the annual event where for the league gathered for two days of meetings.
One of the more talked about deals being pursued is the Raiders and Chargers combo package, in which they are together exploring a new stadium option as home base for their teams in Carson. Another deal is the impressive scheme St Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke is touting for a state-of-the-art stadium complex in Inglewood.
Mark Davis is doubtful about several of his other options, which includes his proposed new construction stadium deal in Oakland, calling it "a flicker of hope.” He insists the window is essentially almost closed on that possibility.
Davis also addressed other pressing issues commenting he will never sell the Raiders and he reiterated that there is no truth to the rumor that if St. Louis offered a stadium plan to entice the Raider Franchise he would be interested. He said it is a “false report”.
He also said the Santa Clara scenario and the idea of sharing a venue with the 49ers does not serve the best interest of the Raiders either.
Davis understands the emotional element of the situation. He's clearly close to and outwardly emotional about all that is swirling out in the media.
"I'm trying to get something right for the long-term future of the Raiders," he said. "Something that would be great for the Raiders and the NFL."
Just don’t forget the importance of the loyal fans Mr. Davis. Good Luck
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