Alameda County, A’s finalize deal for half the Coliseum property

The Oakland Athletics finalized the purchase of Alameda County’s half of the Coliseum property for $85 million on Monday. The deal is another step toward the franchise’s plans to build a privately-financed ballpark at Howard Terminal, along with a future development at the Coliseum. The team is currently in negotiations with Oakland to buy the … Continue reading Alameda County, A’s finalize deal for half the Coliseum property

Oakland progressives are pushing Alameda County Dems to oppose selling Coliseum to the A’s

A group of Oakland progressives led by former Oakland mayoral candidate Pamela Price wants the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee to oppose the city's proposed sale of its half of the Coliseum complex to the Oakland Athletics. Push back by the Alameda County Democratic Party toward the proposed deal would be a significant development in … Continue reading Oakland progressives are pushing Alameda County Dems to oppose selling Coliseum to the A’s

A’s owner is going on a rent strike

John Fisher, whose family owns The Gap, stopped paying rent at retail stores last month.

Alameda County sporting events not likely to happen until later this year

Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan said sports fans in the county and Bay Area should not expect to be attending sporting events anytime soon. "I don't think we're going to be going to football games or Warriors games in the near future," Chan said on Monday, during a telephone town hall with Assemblymember Rob Bonta … Continue reading Alameda County sporting events not likely to happen until later this year

Former Coliseum JPA official charged with felony conflict of interest

When the Coliseum Joint Powers Authority, the governing board that oversees operations of the Oakland Coliseum complex, was seeking out the tech firm RingCentral about becoming the stadium's new naming rights partner, JPA Executive Director Scott McKibben illegally asked the company's representatives for a $50,000 fee to negotiate a deal, prosecutors charged Nov. 27 in … Continue reading Former Coliseum JPA official charged with felony conflict of interest

With crucial debates near, Swalwell’s presidential senior strategist is working A’s games

Imagine the unlikely scenario of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign advisor moonlighting as a hot dog vendor at Boston Red Sox games just days before highly-anticipated debates this week, or the senior strategist for Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign serving as a ticket-taker at a fly fishing tournament in Vermont. With the first debates of … Continue reading With crucial debates near, Swalwell’s presidential senior strategist is working A’s games

Report: Raiders will play in Oakland next season

The Raiders potential last season before moving to Las Vegas in 2020 will be played in Oakland, according to the NFL Network. The team and the Oakland Coliseum Joint Powers Authority will finalize a one-year lease agreement worth $7.5 million as early as Wednesday, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport. A $10.5 million team option … Continue reading Report: Raiders will play in Oakland next season

Report: Raiders, Coliseum JPA close to deal to play next season in Oakland

Oakland and Alameda County officials will vote on a one-year lease agreement for the Raiders to play at the Oakland Coliseum this fall, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The vagabond NFL team, upset over a lawsuit filed by the city of Oakland last December, searched in recent monts for an alternative venue to play … Continue reading Report: Raiders, Coliseum JPA close to deal to play next season in Oakland

Raiders back to Oakland?

That is still the deal on the table.—Oakland Coliseum Joint Powers Authority Executive Director Scott McKibben to the San Francisco Chronicle Tuesday, describing the $7.5 million price tag offered last year for the Raiders to play the 2019 season in Oakland.

A’s pick Howard Terminal for new Oakland ballpark

If all goes well, the new A's ballpark would be ready in time for the 2023 season.

A’s CEQA bill sent to suspense file

Bonta's AB 734 is expected to return to the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday

Port of Oakland official drops hint about A’s ballpark site

Port of Oakland commissioner believes an announcement will come sometime in November.

Bonta adds green certification to A’s ballpark bill; passes senate judiciary

Bill that would expedite potential years-long CEQA lawsuits for a new A's ballpark in Oakland now heads to Senate Appropriations.

Is the XFL in Oakland’s future?

With the Raiders set to leave for Las Vegas within the next two years, the XFL might fill the Coliseum JPA's need for additional events.