SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Raiders owner Mark Davis walked outside the Ritz-Carlton into the throng of protesters and vowed to do all he can to keep his team in Oakland. Even as he and Chargers owner Dean Spanos moved ahead on plans for a stadium project in Southern California.
Davis said he will know by June 21 from the City of Oakland and Alameda County about a preliminary financing plan for $400 million to build a new stadium in the East Bay he said would cost $900 million.
Davis signed "Stay in Oakland" posters in the middle of approximately 30 protesters who only moments earlier were chanting, "Stay in Oakland! Oakland Raiders!" They then changed their cheer to "Thank you, Mark!"
Davis reiterated he has no plans to sell the team in his lifetime, nor consider moving it to St. Louis.
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