With a nod to his late father, Al Davis, son Mark, owner of the Oakland Raiders, is negotiating a deal with Honolulu business and sports interests, that involves moving the Raiders from Oakland to Hawaii next season. That would leave Las Vegas, where the Raiders were supposed to play, with a new but empty football stadium, and no tenant.
Reportedly, Hawaiian developers have offered Davis a state-of-the-art stadium, built within the pit of an extinct volcano.
"My Dad would have put the team in a gravel pit in Irwindale 20 years ago. Why not a volcano now? Besides, if the Hawaiians can't build the stadium, or if the volcano comes back to life, the locals will owe me $20 million. That's more than my Dad got when the Irwindale gravel pit filled with water."
Elon Musk has offered to run an underground bullet train from Honolulu to the stadium.