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Coliseum Authority ponies up for push to keep Raiders in Oakland

Friday, January 25, 2013

For those who don’t want to see the Raiders try and follow the Warriors out of Oakland, a ray of hope today. The Oakland-Alameda Coliseum Authority approved a couple of studies totaling $1 million to test the waters for a new football stadium that could be part of the city’s dreamed-about Coliseum City sports complex (see rendering). Steven Tavares at East Bay Citizen says there was some ambiguity over whether the Raiders would be on the hook for $140,000 for one of the studies.

The Raiders are widely believed to have flirted with Los Angeles interests about moving the franchise back there. Tavares quotes assistant city administrator Fred Blackwell as saying, “The Raiders are the only team with interest in Oakland but they also have other options.”

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