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REPORT: San Diego Wants to Bring Raiders to City If Las Vegas Move Doesn’t Happen

by: Black Adam Schefter On  Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Tags:  Oakland Raiders  

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There was a bit of an issue earlier this week with the potential move of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas.  Now, officials from San Diego’s City Hall, including mayor Kevin Faulconer, are contacting the NFL regarding the possibility of relocating the Raiders to their city if things don’t go as planned with Vegas.

Via San Diego Union Tribune:

“Acknowledging the chance appears slim that the Raiders veer from their plan to move to Las Vegas and target San Diego, the city can still make contingency plans and align its efforts.

In fact, San Diego officials are intrigued enough by the possibility of becoming an NFL town again sooner than later that two people at City Hall reached out to NFL officials in the wake of news about the Raiders’ Vegas bid being imperiled.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer spoke with an NFL official to let the league know the city is eager to engage when appropriate. And multiple sources said another person representing the city exchanged calls with a Raiders official, though it is not clear whether the sides spoke.

Questions about whether San Diego should or could provide a landing spot for a disenfranchised franchise aside, it should be noted that the city’s foray into the other type of football could actually be a boon to such a quest.”

Things are starting to get real interesting.



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