HISTORY SAYS THAT DAVIS WILL RETURN FOR ANOTHER SEASON
Coliseum officials in L.A. "still harbor hopes" that the
Raiders will be playing there for the "foreseeable future,"
according to Kenneth Reich in today's L.A. TIMES. If Raiders
Owner Al Davis proceeds with a deal to move to a new stadium at
Hollywood Park, "it would be the third time in eight years that
[Coliseum] officials have been told the team is on its way
elsewhere." Thus, officials hope Davis will agree to play there
until a new stadium is completed. If he does, they plan to
pursue improvements including luxury suites, more parking and a
modernized Exposition Park (the area that surrounds the
Coliseum). If Davis' Hollywood plan "does not materialize,"
Coliseum officials hope he will decide to stay. According to one
official, if Davis does returns, it will not be under a rent-free
deal, such as the one the team enjoyed last year (L.A. TIMES,