SCHAAF THROWS SHADE ON RAIDERS POTENTIAL FAN BASE IN VEGAS

The Oakland Raiders filed relocation papersThursday with the NFL to move the franchiseto Las Vegas.OAKLAND | On the day the Oakland Raiders filed relocation papers to move the franchise to Las Vegas--the team's second attempt in as many years to flee the city--Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf may have previewed the argument she intends to offer … Continue reading SCHAAF THROWS SHADE ON RAIDERS POTENTIAL FAN BASE IN VEGAS

Oakland, Alameda County officials to vote Tuesday on Raiders stadium term sheet

OAKLAND | STADIUM |In what is likely the last chance to keep the Raiders in Oakland, both the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and the Oakland City Council will vote Tuesday on a proposed term sheet to build a $1.3 billion stadium at the Coliseum.Specifics of the term sheet offered by the investment group led … Continue reading Oakland, Alameda County officials to vote Tuesday on Raiders stadium term sheet

Raiders agree to 1-year Coliseum lease extension with options

Raiders will stay at the Coliseum for the 2016 season and possible the next two years.COLISEUM | The Oakland Raiders are staying put for the 2016 season and possibly the next two years. The team and Coliseum Joint Powers Authority announced a one-year lease Thursday allowing the Raiders to play at the O.co Coliseum this fall, in … Continue reading Raiders agree to 1-year Coliseum lease extension with options

Coliseum JPA’s proposed Raiders lease is the best in NFL history, says supervisor

Coliseum JPA member says undisclosed Raiderslease proposal is "fair and reasonable."RAIDERS | The Coliseum Joint Powers Authority is offering the Raiders a lease extension so good that Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty is calling it the best “in the history of the NFL.”Haggerty, who is the president of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and … Continue reading Coliseum JPA’s proposed Raiders lease is the best in NFL history, says supervisor

Report: Raiders told NFL that Oakland, Alameda County officials lied to them

Raiders ownership reportedly told NFL execsthat East Bay officials reneged on promises. OAKLAND | With the hopes of Raiders ownership flagging over the possibility NFL owners will approve their relocation bid to Los Angeles this week comes a report the team recently made disparaging comments toward Oakland and Alameda County officials during talks with league executives … Continue reading Report: Raiders told NFL that Oakland, Alameda County officials lied to them

Oakland’s commitment to not using public money for a new football stadium

View of O.co Coliseum from the parking lot.OAKLAND | Under the NFL’s bylaws, franchises that want to relocate to another city must first allow fans to have their voices heard. The practice of the NFL, however, when it comes to building costly stadiums, is to leverage fans’ fears about a team leaving to pressure municipalities … Continue reading Oakland’s commitment to not using public money for a new football stadium

Miley believes Raiders could ‘buy into’ his plan to renovate the Coliseum

OAKLAND COLISEUM | Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley has recently pushed a proposal to save taxpayers’ money by renovating O.co Coliseum as a football-only facility instead of constructing a new stadium likely to cost more than $1 billion. Getting the Oakland Raiders and the NFL on board with such a plan is questionable. But Miley, … Continue reading Miley believes Raiders could ‘buy into’ his plan to renovate the Coliseum

Alameda County to enter Coliseum ENA extension talks; Raiders pushed to reject

COLISEUM CITY | The Alameda County Board of Supervisors authorized its staff Tuesday to enter negotiations to extend an exclusive negotiating agreement (ENA) with the city of Oakland and the current Coliseum City developer. However, Oakland Raiders officials are not quite on board with the extension, said Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty.The proposed 90-day extension … Continue reading Alameda County to enter Coliseum ENA extension talks; Raiders pushed to reject

In bid for Raiders, looks like San Antonio sees the writing on the wall

RAIDERS | It's not like anybody anywhere believes San Antonio is a legitimate option for the Oakland Raiders, but the likelihood the entire story was a ruse received some sunshine Sunday in the San Antonio Express-News.An NFL consultant told the paper what we already know: the bid is a serious long-shot. However, the city, which … Continue reading In bid for Raiders, looks like San Antonio sees the writing on the wall

County Supervisor Says Raiders May Seek Coliseum Lease Extension in the Fall

O.co Coliseum when the football and baseball seasons overlap.COLISEUM AUTHORITY | In February, Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis said he had no desire to sign another one-year lease extension to play at the aging O.co Coliseum. The inference was this was Alameda County and Oakland’s last chance to find a suitable new home for the team. … Continue reading County Supervisor Says Raiders May Seek Coliseum Lease Extension in the Fall

When Will The Raiders Stop Taking A Knee In Stadium Negotiations?

Dr. Death addressing the Oakland CityCouncil earlier this year.OAKLAND COLISEUM | Ray Perez viewed last week’s Coliseum Joint Powers Authority meeting from the back of the room. Missing was the silver and black war paint and Raiders head dress festooned with a row of foam hatchets. Otherwise, known as Dr. Death, the Sacramento native who … Continue reading When Will The Raiders Stop Taking A Knee In Stadium Negotiations?

Blackwell’s Departure may be a Tipping Point for Quan’s Re-Election Chances

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan at a Save Oakland Sports event last January. PHOTO/Steven TavaresOAKLAND | ANALYSIS | Last year, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan suffered through an somewhat embarrassing few days when, in a matter of roughly 48 hours, the city saw two police chiefs abruptly resign. The third police chief, Sean Whent, still awaits word whether … Continue reading Blackwell’s Departure may be a Tipping Point for Quan’s Re-Election Chances

An Ending to Oakland’s Stadium Issues May Hinder Quan’s Mayoral Challengers

ELECTION 2014 | OAKLAND | MAYOR | When it comes to Oakland sports, Mayor Jean Quan has a lot to crow about. While she’s not exactly tooting her own praises in a manner reminiscent of, say, Richard Sherman, she’s saying enough to remind voters, if you want professional sports in Oakland, she’s the one to … Continue reading An Ending to Oakland’s Stadium Issues May Hinder Quan’s Mayoral Challengers

Alameda County, Oakland Officials Face Realities Of Coliseum City

Raiders superfan Dr. Death tells public officialsMonday to "Just build it, baby!"PHOTO/Rebecca Kaplan's officeCOLISEUM CITY | The dream of building up to three professional sports stadiums at the current Oakland Coliseum complex clashed Monday with the financial realities of such a development along with hints the Oakland City Council and the Alameda County Board of Supervisors … Continue reading Alameda County, Oakland Officials Face Realities Of Coliseum City

Coliseum Approves Short-Term Leases With A’s, Raiders Through 2015 Seasons

COLISEUM AUTHORITY | The Athletics and Raiders have a home in Oakland, at least, for the next few years. The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority approved a two-year lease Monday for the Athletics, along with a one-year extension of its current deal with the Raiders. Both teams are seeking new stadiums, if not in Oakland, but … Continue reading Coliseum Approves Short-Term Leases With A’s, Raiders Through 2015 Seasons