San Antonio officials to make relocation pitch to Raiders on Friday

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Raiders to meet with San Antonio group about possible relocation
Thursday November 6th, 2014

Oakland Raiders officials will meet with a group of San Antonio governmental and civic leaders for a sales pitch in Oakland on Friday, according to the San Antonio Express-News

The San Antonio group will be led by former mayor Henry Cisneros and will discuss a potential Raiders relocation to the city. 

"We’re going to present San Antonio’s strengths and assets in the most persuasive way possible," Cisneros said. "We have a very, very good opportunity to set it forth in a way the Raiders can digest."

Cisernos told the Express-News that he believes there is a "very clear 50-50 proposition" of the Raiders deciding to make the move. 

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The former mayor and other San Antonio officials and business leaders already met with Oakland owner Mark Davis and two other team executives in Texas in July. That meeting reportedly lasted two to three days and involved a tour of the Alamodome and an aerial tour of the city. 

According to the Express-News, since that meeting, two Raiders officials attended a UTSA game at the Alamodome and deemed it NFL-ready. 

The Raiders' lease at Coliseum expires at the end of the season. Davis has said he wants to keep the team in Oakland. Los Angeles has also been reported as as potential relocation spot for both the Raiders and St. Louis Rams. 

- Molly Geary

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