The former football executive leading the charge by the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders to jointly build a stadium in Carson says he is “absolutely certain” the teams will be based in the Los Angeles area by 2019.
With the lack of efforts with the city of Oakland renovating the 48-yer-old stadium O Co., owner of the Raiders Mark Davis will not sign a lease after the 2014 season.
The Raiders want a new stadium and if something doesn’t happen soon, they might be leaving Oakland. Owner Mark Davis said this week that he wants to stay in the city where his team has been since 1995, but he needs to see some progress as far as stadium planning goes.
Just one day after the Oakland Raiders fired head coach Hue Jackson, there’s renewed discussion about the team possibly returning to Los Angeles.
In the wake of Raiders owner Al Davis’ death, new rhetoric is bound to spring up about the franchise’s future in Oakland, undoubtedly sparking new rounds of discussion as to whether the Raiders would return to Los Angeles.