Editor's note: The above video is from the April 28 edition of SportsNet Central.
Raiders owner Mark Davis has been working on a long-term stadium solution for years. Relocation to St. Louis, San Antonio, Los Angeles and Las Vegas have all been explored, but there could be a new option emerging to keep the Silver and Black in Oakland.
A group led by 49ers Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott, who played two seasons for the LA Raiders in 1991 and 1992, and retired quarterback Rodney Peete wants to help build a new Raiders stadium in Oakland in exchange for a minority stake in the franchise, according to a San Francisco Chronicle report.
The group, which also reportedly includes Seth Hamalian, founder of the Mission Bay Development Group, and Walnut Creek sports agent Bill Duffy, has "met with team executives and Oakland officials to brief them on their proposal to be master developers of the 120-acre Coliseum site," according to the newspaper.
Owner Mark Davis was in Nevada in late April at a Southern Nevada Tourism and Infrastructure Committee meeting to discuss the prospect of relocating the Raiders to Las Vegas.
“This is not a bargaining chip. ... This is real," Davis said. "We have made a commitment to Las Vegas and that's where it stands. If Las Vegas can come through ... we'll be the Las Vegas Raiders."
The Raiders signed a one-year lease extension with Oakland-Alameda Coliseum for 2016, with two one-year lease extensions built in. There has been minimal progress trying to build a new facility in the East Bay. Team and public officials seem stuck over the cost of land on the Coliseum site and where the MLB’s Oakland Athletics, who also call the Oakland Coliseum home, fit into a new development.