Raiders `certainly’ in mix for L.A. relocation

The Orange County Register reports that Anschutz Entertainment Group president Tim Leiweke has listed the Raiders as “certainly” in the running for a move to Los Angeles.

Here’s the quote from Leiweke: “St. Louis, Jacksonville, not extensively, certainly Oakland, San Diego, Minnesota are still in the mix. We’re not packing any moving vans right now.”

Billionaire Phillip Anschutz would like to purchase a majority interest in an NFL team and bring it to a downtown stadium in Los Angeles.

Raiders owner Al Davis has given no indications he is willing to sell a majority interest at this point, although the team is struggling financially in comparison to most teams in the NFL in part because of a low season ticket base (approximately 23,000 last year) and one of the older stadiums in the NFL.

CEO Amy Trask has publicly expressed the club’s desire for a new stadium on the current site.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer