Report: Raiders have already secured land in San Antonio for move

The Raiders would reportedly play in the Alamo Bowl while a stadium between Austin and San Antonio is constructed.
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Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis missed out on Los Angeles, but that doesn’t mean he’ll return his team to Oakland.

They’re playing without a lease in 2016 — and the city of San Antonio could provide a soft landing for the Silver and Black.

Via Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole:

As the theory goes, Davis has secured a parcel of land about halfway in between Austin and San Antonio — about 80 miles apart — where a new stadium could potentially be located, creating leverage in his dealings with Oakland.

Davis has plenty of reasons to drop his team right between San Antonio and Austin. The two cities would offer his team over 2.3 million football-hungry sports fans. His players would enjoy a state without income taxes.

Lastly, if he’s anything like his father, Davis enjoys a little payback. He’d serve some up by becoming an instate competitor to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who led the charge to exclude the Raiders from LA relocation.