Rumors have been flying around about the future of the Oakland Raiders since, well, forever. It seems the team’s future home is always in question. Most of the time rumors have the club packing up its things and heading back down to Los Angeles. But the latest rumors about the future of the Raiders are much different, to say the least.
According to a report from mysanantonio.com, the Raiders are considering a move to San Antonio. That’s right, the San Antonio Raiders.
Team owner Mark Davis met with officials in San Antonio on July 18th, and the report indicates that the talks were ‘somewhat’ serious.
It’s thought that the Raiders would use the Alamodome as a home, but only after some upgrades to the 21-year old structure. However, it’s thought that the Alamodome could be NFL-ready by next season.
As far as the NFL is concerned, 24 of 32 owners would have to approve the relocation. The league’s senior vice president, Greg Aiello, offered little insight on the possible move: “We don’t have any information about (Davis’ meeting in San Antonio), so there is no reason for us to comment. We have received no applications from any of our teams to relocate at this point, so there is nothing for us to respond to.”
You have to believe the NFL would not be in favor of moving a team from one of its largest markets, to what would be one of its smallest markets.
Stay tuned, as the Raiders’ future home figures to be a hot topic in the NFL all season long.