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City of Oakland to Give Presentation to NFL on Why Raiders Should Stay

The NFL could decide in January whether it will place a team in L.A. for 2016.

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    City of Oakland to Give Presentation to NFL on Why Raiders Should Stay
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    Raiders players celebrate an interception in this 2015 file photo.

    Representatives from three cities where NFL teams are in the hunt to move to Los Angeles are set to give presentations next week in New York.

    St. Louis and San Diego have previously discussed their proposed stadium projects with the league, but the Nov. 11 meeting will be the first time Oakland gives a presentation.

    The Raiders and Chargers have been taking preliminary steps in anticipation of getting approval to move to Los Angeles. They announced plans for a joint stadium in Carson in February after St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke said he wanted to build a new stadium in Inglewood.

    In a statement released Tuesday, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf thanked Raiders fans for their strong support: "I know it's a big part of why the City of Oakland will have the opportunity to make a strong case to the team owner Mark Davis and the NFL for keeping the Raiders in Oakland."

    "At the meeting next week the City of Oakland will demonstrate to the league how Oakland continues to be a tremendous market for the Raiders franchise," Schaaf's statement said. "We'll show how everything from Oakland's growing economic momentum and urban vitality to the team's die-hard regional fan base make it clear that there is no better time for a major league team to be located in, or associated with Oakland."

    The NFL said there will be no votes at the committee meeting. The league could decide in January whether it will place a team in L.A. for 2016.

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