Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis wants a new stadium for his team. The Raiders still have a large fan base in the Los Angeles area, where there could be one or more new facilities built in the near future.
Sounds as if it could be a natural fit, an observation that is not lost on Davis. The Times' Sam Farmer reported Tuesday the Raiders organization has had conversations with L.A. stadium groups about a possible relocation back to the city the team called home from 1982-94.
The Raiders are already in a state of transition with a new owner (Davis took over after the death of his father, Al Davis, back in October), a new general manager (former Green Bay Packers front office man Reggie McKenzie was hired this week) and soon a new coach (Hue Jackson was fired Tuesday after one season).
Of course, L.A. isn't the only place where a new stadium could be built. Plus, Commissioner Roger Goodell has already indicated that no team will be relocating to L.A. in 2012.
And Davis really wants that new stadium ASAP.
"The timetable is yesterday," Davis said. "So that's where it is. We've got to get a stadium. We've got to get that done."
What do you think? Would you like to see the silver and black back in L.A.? Vote in the poll, then leave a comment explaining why you voted the way you did.
-- Chuck Schilken
Photo: Mark Davis. Credit: Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press