Report: San Antonio 'still in conversations' with Raiders

Report: San Antonio 'still in conversations' with Raiders
September 4, 2014, 11:00 am
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Until we are told that San Antonio is no longer an option for the Raiders, I believe we still have to line up all the elements that would make an NFL deal possible here.
Councilman Ron Nirenberg

A proposal to build the Raiders a new stadium in Oakland surfaced on Wednesday, but San Antonio city manager Sheryl Sculley isn't ready to concede defeat, according to the San Antonio Express-News.

"We're still in conversations (with the Raiders)," Sculley told the newspaper on Wednesday, going on to question the stadium proposal.

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“I'm not surprised that someone on the (Oakland) council might make a proposal to them, but what I read in the article, it appeared that there hadn't been any discussion by the council, approval by the council, and certainly not approval by the Raiders,” she said.

Councilman Ron Nirenberg sang a similar tune.

“It appears to be a textbook response from a community that is under fire for not getting their stadium situation figured out,” he told the newspaper. “Until we are told that San Antonio is no longer an option for the Raiders, I believe we still have to line up all the elements that would make an NFL deal possible here.”

Raiders operations people are reportedly in San Antonio and will attend the University of Texas vs. San Antonio football game on Saturday.

It's clear San Antonio isn't giving up its courtship of an NFL team.

“Anytime we lose one it's a disappointment, of course,” billionaire businessman B.J. “Red” McCombs told the newspaper. “We just have to keep working at it. Without a doubt, we have something good to offer (NFL teams).”

Raiders owner Mark Davis talked business at McCombs' home when he visited San Antonio in late July and started rumors about a potential Raiders relocation to Texas.