San Antonio has lost its bid for the Oakland Raiders, but the NFL team could still come here, temporarily, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Oakland city officials say they are not excited about the Raiders remaining in the city after the upcoming season. The Raiders have a contract to play in Oakland in 2017.
But after that, Oakland officials say their city might not be a good fit for a team that is committed to moving elsewhere.
The Los Angeles Daily News reports today that the Alamodome is a possible temporary venue for the Raiders while they wait for their new stadium to be built.
Raiders owner Mark Davis has visited and toured the Alamodome on the invitation of former Mayor Henry Cisneros and was said to have been impressed with the venue.
Davis' father, Al Davis, was forced to leave Oakland early when he moved the team to Los Angeles in the mid 1990s, after the team's fan base eroded after the announcement of the move was made.
The Daily News reports Davis wants to be ready 'just in case' that happens again.
Other possibilities include playing temporarily in Santa Clara, across the bay, which is the home of the San Francisco 49ers, or playing at the University of Nevada Las Vegas while the Vegas stadium, which should be completed by 2020, is being built.
No word if the team would be called the San Antonio Raiders during the two years it would be in the city.