Tonight’s monthly meeting of the Oakland Planning Commission may be of interest to you, since the third item on the agenda is Coliseum City. Some relevant links:
This session comes on the heels of Coliseum City presentations made for the JPA Board and Port of Oakland’s Board last week. I’ll live tweet when the item comes up for discussion and do the wrap-up in this post after they’re done. Apparently there will be numerous Raiders fans there in support of the project. If you’re interested in the subject, I suggest watching.
Seeming more and more likely to be the case that the Rams will be the first team back into LA. Also looks like the Raiders are continuing their San Antonio flirtation and are filing for the next step in the NFL established protocol to relocation filing for a specific financial study into the SA plans.
That said the rumors are persisting that AEG is interested in buying them off Davis’ hands should he finally realize he’s in over his bowl cut head.
If only AEG would buy out the Raiders, look at how they were able to turned around the LA Kings. I just don’t see Mark Davis selling the team even as he continues to run the Raiders into the ground. Whoever buys the Raiders are going to have to pay 2.5+ Billion thanks to the Clippers and Bills sales this past year.
Where did you see this new Raiders San Antonio stuff? And yes, Davis is in way over his head. Even if Oakland caves on the current $130 million debt and pays it, Davis is still $600 million+ short of what is needed for a new stadium.
Here you go PJK.
Thanks, for the twitter updates ML.
Another big part of this plan that is problematic for some Oakland residents is the fact that it will bring gentrification eastward. In a city that is already divided between long time residents and gentrifiers, it should be interesting to see how residents react to this plan if it progresses into something believable.