According to the San Antonio Express-News, Spurs Sports & Entertainment have been keeping tabs on the activities of Raiders’ owner Mark Davis and are not in support of any moves to San Antonio. Davis met with Peter Holt – who runs Spurs Sports & Entertainment – when he toured the city, but no details of the meeting have been disclosed.
Apparently the Spurs are concerned with losing fans to the Raiders, if the move was to take place. The concern is a legitimate one, since the Raiders do have a strong following and San Antonio is the second largest city in Texas. Currently, the Spurs have no professional franchise to compete with in the other four major sports, and they don’t want to start now. Well, there maybe one way they’d consider it.
The Spurs are looking to get in on the action. In other words, Holt wants some part of the Raiders’ move to San Antonio, in some form or fashion. Holt controls the Spurs, Stars (WNBA), and the minor league hockey Rampage team. Now he wants some of the NFL.
The citizens of San Antonio have been buzzing about the possible move of the Raiders to the Alamo City, but the deal is looking more and more unrealistic. Holt and the Spurs are not ready to give up their stronghold on the city, and appear to be content with the empire they’ve built. With opposition from the Spurs, there is almost no way football will be played in San Antonio — ever.