Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis visited San Antonio officials on Tuesday with the possible interest in relocating the franchise, according to reports.

Davis said he was visiting a close friend and former Raider Cliff Branch as he was inducted into the local hall of fame.

“Former San Antonio mayor Henry Cisneros is a friend, and Henry suggested I take the opportunity to meet with some city officials while I was in town,” Davis said. “I have nothing further to discuss on this topic.”

The report indicated that Davis met with Cisneros, then-mayor Julian Castro, City Manager Sheryl Sculley and the president of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce.

Sculley, when asked, confirmed that Davis has interest in relocating the team operations.

“I was asked to meet two weeks ago with the owner of the Oakland Raiders, mark Davis, and members of his staff. Mr. Davis has expressed interest in a possible relocation of his NFL team to San Antonio and we are engaged in preliminary due diligence. The agenda for this visit included a tour of the AT&T Center and meetings with local business leaders.”

It would take time for a stadium to be built in the area, so the Alamodome would serve as a temporary home for the franchise if they moved. The AT&T Center is home to the NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs.

 

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