Raiders Owner Says He’s Committed To Staying In Oakland


Although there's been talk of the Raiders relocating to Los Angeles, owner Mark Davis appeared at an NFL-sponsored town hall meeting in Oakland on Thursday night (Oct. 29), saying he was committed to staying in the Bay Area.

"We need help from the community as well to get something that our fans in Oakland can be proud of," Davis said. "We don't have that right now and we want it. It can be done in Oakland. We've talked to three mega developers to get this going. We have been trying for at least the past six years, every day, hundreds of hours, to try to get something done here in Oakland."

Still, fans questioned Davis' desire to remain in Oakland, while working on a joint deal with the San Diego Chargers to build a $1.7 billion stadium in Carson... a suburb of Los Angeles.

The teams announced plans for a joint stadium in Carson in February, following news that St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke wants to build a new stadium in Inglewood.

According to ESPN, the Raiders have set up offices in Los Angeles and are looking for additional space should they receive permission to move to Southern California for a second time.

The Raiders moved to Los Angeles following the 1981 season before moving them back to Oakland in 1995.