We may know sometime Monday whether a plan to build a new football stadium for the Oakland Raiders in the East Bay is still in play. A San Diego developer is expected to present proposed plans for a $1 billion stadium project.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is vowing to give the Raiders more “clarity” on what steps the city is prepared to take to keep the team from moving following criticism from the NFL commissioner that her city does not have a firm stadium plan.
A Coliseum official close to the talks for a new Raiders stadium in Oakland is saying the deal is “gurgling blood”, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
With three teams interested and two stadium proposals on the table, people are placing their bets on which National Football League team or teams will be moving to Los Angeles.
Scott McKibben, Executive Director of the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum County Authority, looks at some of those obstacles and the chances each team has of staying in the East Bay.
Alameda County supervisors hope new negotiations between the county, the city of Oakland and a development firm yield a plan to keep all three Oakland sports teams at the existing Oakland Coliseum site without spending taxpayer money on stadium construction, the supervisors said at their meeting Tuesday.
Oakland, Alameda Co. Enter Negotiating Agreement With Developer That Could Keep Sports Teams In The East Bay
Oakland City Council members unanimously voted to approve an exclusive negotiating agreement to build the proposed Coliseum City project. It could be the step needed to keep the A’s, and Raiders in the East Bay.
Nate Miley wants the Raiders to renovate the Coliseum, as he says a new stadium could cost taxpayers $300 million.
Badain and Schaaf. Two months I might have mistook this duo for a team of divorce lawyers. Now, they hold the Raiders future in Oakland in their hands.
In a political shift that signals change at Oakland City Hall, the mayor and Alameda County appear to be on the same page to allow both the A’s and the Raiders to submit competing proposals for the Coliseum site.