Las Vegas mayor: City would look at Chargers if Raiders move falls through
The city of Las Vegas is clearly quite serious about getting an NFL team – so serious, in fact, that they’re formulating a backup plan if the proposed relocation of the Oakland Raiders doesn’t come to fruition.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman appeared on “The Dan Patrick Show” Thursday and divulged that if a Raiders move falls through, they’d definitely be interested in working with the Spanos family and the Chargers.
“My husband and I have had season tickets at the Chargers for the past 30-plus years and we would love that, and Alex Spanos already has some relationship with us here in the city. He’s been a developer for us in the ’70s and ’80s,” Goodman said. “I know they’re absolutely looking to move and that’s another place to go.”
It seems entirely likely at this point that the NFL will land in Vegas sooner rather than later. The Raiders are the more serious of the suitors at this moment in time, as is evidenced by some of Mark Davis’s recent actions. For now, the Chargers – and the league – appear focused on finding a solution to keep them in San Diego.