Alameda County rekindles idea of selling its share of Coliseum property to Oakland

Oakland Councilmember Lynette GibsonMcElhaney, center, speaking at Thursday'sColiseum JPA meeting at Oracle Arena.COLISEUM JPAOakland and Alameda County representatives on the Oakland Coliseum Joint Powers Authority showed keen interest Thursday for revisiting the idea of the county selling its interests in the stadium complex to the city.In the midst of running negotiations in recent years with … Continue reading Alameda County rekindles idea of selling its share of Coliseum property to Oakland

Coliseum JPA officials question whether A’s interest in Peralta site is a ‘bait-and-switch’

COLISEUM JPAWhen it comes to the Oakland Athletics' plan for building a new ballpark near Laney College, Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley said he just wanted to put out in public what some have recently speculated about in private."I'm just hoping the A's don't do a bait-and-switch," Miley said during a retreat Thursday morning for … Continue reading Coliseum JPA officials question whether A’s interest in Peralta site is a ‘bait-and-switch’

On his way to Santa Clara, Coliseum JPA retains CEO

COLISEUM JPAOakland Coliseum Authority Executive Director Scott McKibben had a verbal agreement to take a similar position with the Santa Clara Stadium Authority, the government body that runs Levi's Stadium. However, the Coliseum JPA Board of Commissioners on Friday morning offered a deal he could not refuse."They board offered me a generous deal this morning … Continue reading On his way to Santa Clara, Coliseum JPA retains CEO

UPDATE: CEO leaving Coliseum JPA to oversee Levi’s Stadium

Scott McKibben is headed to the South Bay.COLISEUM JPAUPDATE: On his way to Santa Clara, Coliseum JPA retains CEOLike many of the professional sports franchises in the East Bay, Oakland Coliseum Joint Powers Authority Executive Director Scott McKibben is skipping town.McKibben, a former East Bay newspaper publisher and CEO of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, … Continue reading UPDATE: CEO leaving Coliseum JPA to oversee Levi’s Stadium

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