ALAMEDA (CBS / AP) — Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis said it’s imperative his team get a new stadium and he has had discussions with groups in Los Angeles about returning the franchise to Southern California.
Davis made his first public comments Tuesday since taking over the organization in October following the death of his father, Al.
Davis said he has no plans to sell the franchise but wants to move the Raiders out of the outdated Oakland Coliseum. The team’s lease runs through the 2013 season.
Davis said CEO Amy Trask has talked with officials in Oakland and with the San Francisco 49ers about sharing a stadium in Santa Clara. He has talked to groups in Los Angeles but hasn’t received an offer he likes.
The Raiders played in Los Angeles from 1982-94.
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