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Raiders owner meets with San Antonio officials

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The Sports Xchange

Raiders owner meets with San Antonio officials Mark Davis, the owner of the Oakland Raiders, confirmed a San Antonio Express-News story that he visited with San Antonio officials about relocating his team to that area, according to multiple reports.

Reports state that Davis met with former San Antonio mayor Henry Cisneros, then-mayor Julian Castro, city manager Sheryl Sculley, Mario Hernandez of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, and the president and chairman of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce in mid-July.

"I was asked to meet two weeks ago with the owner of the Oakland Raiders, Mark Davis, and members of his staff," Sculley said in a statement to City Council. "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 Alamodome and meetings with local business leaders."

Any NFL team seeking relocation needs the approval of 24 of the league's 32 owners.


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