His eyes on Las Vegas, Raiders owner Mark Davis says he hasn’t shut the door on anything. Oakland, though, might have shut the door on itself as home for his team.
“Oakland was in the driver’s seat if they could’ve put together anything,” Davis said Wednesday at the NFL’s fall meetings, after updating his fellow owners on his desire to relocate to the gambling capital. “They came up with nothing.”
Several owners insisted it’s far too early to reach any conclusions in the Raiders’ relocation issue. But Commissioner Roger Goodell supported Davis’ assertion there has been no movement toward keeping the franchise in the Bay Area, saying “to a large extent there has not been a solution (presented) in Oakland.”
Davis also said he believes having a new stadium ready in Las Vegas by 2019 “would be really quick.”