The Return of Raiders Nation? Team in piliminary discussions to come back to L.A..
On Wednesday, this seemed to open some eyes of Raider Nation especially after the firing of coach Hue Jackson and the hiring of new General Manage Reggie McKenzie, owner Mark Davis stated that he wants to provide the team with a new stadium.
So far, it's been just talk, but talks are something, and Raiders owner Davis confirmed they've taken place during a press conference held Tuesday in Oakland, according to the Daily Breeze. Yesterday's public remarks were also the first Davis has made since he took control of the team after the death of his father, Al.
The Raiders played their home games in Los Angeles from 1982 to 1994, winning the city's only Super Bowl back in '84 and gaining a lot of their popularity and even notoriety during the time. The city and team once had what seemed to be a mutually beneficial relationship, so what are the odds the National Football League team will make a comeback in the City of Angels?
Davis said "his franchise needs a new stadium and L.A. is a potential alternative if a new facility isn't built" in Oakland, to replace the outdated Oakland Coliseum.
Los Angeles has two stadiums on the table, one in the City of Industry and one being built by AEG at L.A. Live in Downtown. So far, though, neither stadium builders have offered Davis a deal for his Raiders that he likes. But who knows in the near future this can change.
There are a several other teams thinking of making the move to Hollywood., including the San Diego Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, Buffalo Bills, St. Louis Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars.