The Raiders’ response to AEG Entertainment’s assertion that they were one of five teams in the running to be purchased and placed in a new downtown Los Angeles stadium was a emphatic no sale.
“The team is not for sale. It will remain with the Davis family,” CEO Amy Trask said in a statement issued through spokesman John Herrera.
The Orange County Register reported that AEG President Tim Leiweke named the Raiders, along with four other teams, as potential franchises which could be bought by billionaire Phillip Anschutz and put in the proposed stadium.
The Raiders extended their current lease at the Coliseum through 2013 in November in 2009 and since then Trask has said the focus has been on getting a stadium built on their current site.