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    Nov 6, 2014

    Oakland Raiders To Discuss Possible Move From California To Texas With San Antonio Officials

    The San Antonio Express-News reports the city will attempt to sell the team on relocating to Texas.

    Update– 9:36 AM ET

    The Oakland Raiders need a new home, and San Antonio is ready to present their case.

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    The San Antonio Express-News reports "governmental and civic leaders headed by former Mayor Henry Cisneros" will travel to the Bay Area Friday to give the Oakland-based team their best sales pitch.

    The Raiders' lease at O.co Coliseum is up at the end of the 2014 season, and the team has not yet secured a deal to build a new stadium in Oakland. That process is very much complicated by the fact that the Oakland Athletics also share the stadium.

    The A's have signed a 10-year deal at the Coliseum while they work out their battles for rights to market space with the San Francisco Giants. If the Raiders do decide to build a new stadium on the land that currently houses O.co Coliseum, the A's would also have to find a new home.

    The San Antonio Express-News reports the Raiders have visited the Alamodome and "have deemed [it] as an NFL-ready facility."

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    Richard Perez, head of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce said in September: "They've seen the crowds, they've seen the tailgating, they have seen the operations and they have been completely taken aback at how well everything is run."

    The Raiders have conducted a 20-day survey to determine if there is substantial fan interest (that would not conflict with the Cowboys' market).

    The Raiders ranked last in fan attendance during the 2013 season, with an average 50,000 attendees. Average stadium capacity was 80%.

    Raiders owner Mark Davis is also interested in moving the team back to Los Angeles, where they were based from 1982-1994. The NFL has claimed there will be a team (or two) in Los Angeles by 2015.

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    On Friday, Jason Cole of Bleacher Report tweeted that the Raiders are unlikely to accept the pitch:

    Been told by 3 NFL sources there's no way #Raiders move to San Antonio. Mark Davis is being polite, working leverage. Either LA or Oakland

    Jason Cole@JasonPhilColeFollow

    Been told by 3 NFL sources there's no way #Raiders move to San Antonio. Mark Davis is being polite, working leverage. Either LA or Oakland

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