As the folks in Oakland cobble together a stadium plan that continues to be regarded by some in league circles more as political cover than a practical solution, Raiders owner Mark Davis has shown no inclination to listen.
As explained by Matt Youmans of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which is owned by the same Sheldon Adelson who is hip deep in the effort to build a stadium for the Raiders in Nevada, Davis has not altered his initial reaction to the last-second Oakland effort. Given details that suggest the possibility of Davis selling a slice of the team to the people who would be paying for the new Oakland stadium, Davis will be even more determined to not listen.
Adelson’s newspaper also reports that the Raiders are “likely” to receive the votes necessary to green light a silver and black relocation, for which Davis plans to file permission in January.
Before that happens, owners who will be meeting in Dallas on December 14 will likely hear the results of a league-initiated study of the Oakland market, the expected goal of which will be to persuade enough owners that the Raiders should stay put.