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MORE L.A. TREMORS: COULD AL DAVIS BE ON THE OUTS?
Published November 18, 1994
Raiders President Al Davis could be "stripped of his duties" with the Raiders if the club is not moved to Oakland, according to a report in the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. Davis has a 10-year contract to operate the team which expires in January, and his minority partners, who control 52% of the team, want to move back to Oakland. They could leave Davis with an interest in the club, but he would not be allowed to run the team. With the Rams likely to head to St. Louis, a Raiders move would leave the league without a franchise in L.A., the nation's second-largest market, "a situation the NFL would probably like to avoid" (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE/TAMPA TRIBUNE, 11/18). THE CROWN JEWEL? Until now, all proposals had called for a renovation of Anaheim Stadium, but with local officials on the "verge of an agreement with the Angels on a new baseball stadium," Save the Rams is now exploring options with the NFL about a new football stadium and a "part-time home for the Super Bowl." Rams President John Shaw has said a new facility is key to the CA's hope of keeping the team. L.A. city officials presented the Angels with details of a plan yesterday, and they will meet again next week. The cost of building two stadiums would be more than $300M, but Save the Rams said money could be found without "hitting up the taxpayer," including possible "help from the NFL in the form of future Super Bowl revenue" (Himmelberg & Mouchard, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, 11/18).