SAN DIEGO – The Raiders were in Southern California playing the San Diego Chargers this weekend, so it’s not surprising that relocating to Los Angeles came up in conversation.
Los Angeles Daily News reporter Vincent Bonsignore spoke with Raiders owner Mark Davis, who said Los Angeles would be a ‘great option’ for the Raiders if a new stadium in Oakland isn’t going to get built.
This isn’t earth-shattering news, but it re-emphasizes the fact that Davis is open to the prospect of moving. Los Angeles could be a viable option for the Raiders, considering the NFL’s latest push to get a team or possibly two into the country’s second-largest media market.
“Absolutely, sure,” Davis told the Daily News after his team fell to 0-10 with a 13-6 loss to the Chargers. “We loved it when we were down here.”
The Raiders played in Los Angeles from 1982-1994. The team’s lease with O.co Coliseum expires at season’s end.
The Raiders have flirted with the city of San Antonio, and Davis has made it clear that LA could be another destination should his hope of remaining in the East Bay flame out.