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

Oakland looking at ‘three-pronged path’ for new Raiders, Athletics stadiums

COLISEUM | With a Friday deadline for Coliseum City developer Floyd Kephart to present his final financial proposal to city and county leaders, Oakland’s point-person on the project, Assistant City Administrator Claudia Cappio signaled today that other options are also being pursued for stadiums to house the Raiders and Athletics. “We’re still working on what … Continue reading Oakland looking at ‘three-pronged path’ for new Raiders, Athletics stadiums

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

Coliseum JPA postpones vote on Raiders lease; Miley says some public money may be used for new stadium

COLISEUM AUTHORITY | The morning after the Oakland Raiders unveiled a surprise joint proposal with the San Diego Chargers to build a stadium in Southern California, the Oakland Coliseum Joint Powers Authority (JPA) postponed a decision to approve a one-year lease extension for the team to play another season at O.co Coliseum.No official reason was … Continue reading Coliseum JPA postpones vote on Raiders lease; Miley says some public money may be used for new stadium

Coliseum Authority to offer next executive director 3-year, $250,000 contract

Scott McKibbenCOLISEUM AUTHORITY | Former newspaper publisher Scott McKibben wanted a bit more to fill the long-vacant executive director position at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority, but he’ll settle for an annual salary of $250,000.McKibben, who led the Oakland Tribune in the early 2000s and was CEO of the Rose Bowl from 2009-2011, will be … Continue reading Coliseum Authority to offer next executive director 3-year, $250,000 contract

Alameda County Supervisors Register Last Approval for A’s Lease Deal

ALAMEDA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPES | The only thing that now stands in the way of the Oakland Athletics playing the next three seasons at O.co Coliseum is baseball Commissioner Bud Selig’s signature. The Alameda County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a ten-year lease agreement previously approved by the Oakland City Council and … Continue reading Alameda County Supervisors Register Last Approval for A’s Lease Deal

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?

Bryan Parker Says City Needs A Greater Sense of Urgency Over A’s Deal

Bryan Parker says he still prefers a waterfront ballpark for the A'sOAKLAND | MAYOR | Oakland mayoral candidate Bryan Parker is urging the City Council to approve the contentious 10-year A’s lease deal and not play a “high-stakes game of chicken with an owner who has already suggested he does not want to be in Oakland.”Parker … Continue reading Bryan Parker Says City Needs A Greater Sense of Urgency Over A’s Deal

Taking the Oakland City Council’s Temperature on the A’s Lease Deal

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | There remains no clear gauge for how the Oakland City Council may react to the proposed 10-year lease approved last week by the Coliseum Joint Powers Authority allowing the A's to continue playing at O.co Coliseum.The San Francisco Chronicle offered a potential preview Monday of the vote to come before the … Continue reading Taking the Oakland City Council’s Temperature on the A’s Lease Deal

Quan Says MLB Bullied Oakland With Threat to Relocate

Oakland Councilmember Noel Gallo listens to a public speaker at Friday's Coliseum Joint Powers Authority meeting to approve a 10-year lease for the A's. PHOTO/Steven TavaresCOLISEUM AUTHORITY | Following a strongly-worded letter sent late Wednesday from Oakland Athletics co-owner Lew Wolff in which he threatened to move the team and said that he had the … Continue reading Quan Says MLB Bullied Oakland With Threat to Relocate

Coliseum Authority Does Not Vote on A’s Lease Extension After Surprising Oakland City Council Power Play

COLISEUM AUTHORITY | The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Joint Powers Authority did not vote on a proposed 10-year lease scheduled for early Friday morning to keep the Athletics at their current location a following a move by Oakland City Council to bar its two members from participating. The absence of Councilmembers Larry Reid and Rebecca Kaplan, … Continue reading Coliseum Authority Does Not Vote on A’s Lease Extension After Surprising Oakland City Council Power Play

Coliseum Authority Offers A’s a 10-Year Lease to Stay in Oakland

COLISEUM AUTHORITY | The A’s may be in Oakland through 2024 after the Coliseum Authority offered the team a 10-year lease Tuesday to remain at the O.co Coliseum. A press release only noted the length of the proposed deal, but no terms.“We wanted to send a clear statement to the A’s, the fans, Lew Wolff, … Continue reading Coliseum Authority Offers A’s a 10-Year Lease to Stay in Oakland

Ringling Bros. Threatens To Pull Circus Out Of Oakland If Bullhook Ban Is Passed

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | The circus is coming to the Oakland City Council chambers later this month. An ordinance authored by Oakland Councilmember Libby Schaaf would strengthen regulations on the treatment of circus animals and the safety of spectators, but some council members want a more stringent ban on the brutal use of bullhooks on … Continue reading Ringling Bros. Threatens To Pull Circus Out Of Oakland If Bullhook Ban Is Passed

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