The Oakland Raiders are on the verge of doing something they have never done, according to owner Mark Davis.
Davis told ESPN.com on Sunday that they are close to selling out their season tickets for the first time in franchise history. This comes as the team continues to search for a permanent home after signing a new three-year lease at O.Co Coliseum earlier this offseason. The rent for the lease was three times was it used to be.
Davis made a bid to move down to Los Angeles this offseason but was eventually beat out by a plan to have the San Diego Chargers join the Los Angeles Rams in a joint stadium. The Raiders could still wind up in Los Angeles if the city of San Diego gets something done, opening up a place for another team to join the Rams.
Davis has explored the possibilities of moving elsewhere as well, such as San Antonio and even Las Vegas where progress seems to be speeding up as the City of Oakland continues to find any success.
While Davis looks for a permanent home, general manager Reggie McKenzie has found success in building a team. Optimism is at its highest its been in awhile thanks to a young roster that went 7-and-9 last season, and has now added key pieces this offseason such as Sean Smith, Bruce Irvin, Reggie Nelson and Kelechi Osemele.