Oakland Mayor Jean Quan says new sports stadium a possibility


On Friday, April 11, Oakland City Mayor Jean Quan told a sports radio show that the Crown Prince of Dubai has partnered on Coliseum City.  A multi-billion dollar development that could include new stadiums for both the Oakland Raiders and Oakland A’s at the Coliseum site.

This is great news for two franchises that are desperately in need of new facilities.  Especially since the O.co Coliseum continues to have sewage back-up problems.  Now, maybe Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis can truly keep the team in Oakland as he stated he wanted to do.  Especially since his father’s memorial is in Oakland, and it is a popular attraction for Raiders fans.

Not to mention the fact that it is time the Raiders and A’s no longer share the football stadium, which creates scheduling issues due to the preparation of the baseball infield and seating arrangement.  The biggest issue was the financial aspect of the deal, but with the emergence of a financial backer, this deal could get done a lot sooner than expected.  This also shows that the City of Oakland is still willing to entertain keeping the teams local.

I believe that keeping the Raiders in Oakland is the best thing for the franchise, its fans, and the City of Oakland.  This should take the thought of moving to either Sacramento, CA, or Los Angeles, CA, out of the equation.  I am hopeful that this deal can get done.

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  • Shane Schilperoort

    Finally, some good news!!!

  • Maconslab

    Make it happen!!!!

  • KloverJane

    Need some revenue. Tax breaks create tax revenue.

  • Shane Schilperoort

    Revenue, that will come from Dubai gold and oil. That’s how the Crown Prince of Dubai made his money, so he can afford to make the investment. The revenue will come from the new facility and winning organizations profits (A’s, Warriors, & Raiders).

  • Shane Schilperoort

    No doubt!!!

  • bigninaross

    Yes this is great news. I listened to this show and I guess this is like the 3rd largest real estate investing company in the world or something along those lines. It also sounds like Mark Davis is really the only owner, out of the 3 Oakland teams, that’s really pushing to get a stadium deal done.

  • DanfromVegas

    Good reporting Shane. Hopefully this comes to pass. If not, I’ll be more than ready to drive 4 hours down to L.A.

  • Mark Shafer

    We need a stadium that Al would love. Showing the pride Raider Nation has for their team, and intimidating for opponents to play in!!!

  • Mark from Section 122

    Gosh, when I read stuff like this my Right Brain starts jumping for joy and signing out Whoot, Whoot. Then my Left Brain kicks the Right Brain in his little brain nuts, and tells him to settle down, and not get too excited prematurely, as these kinds of things are often followed by disappointment and disclaimers. Well as my Right Brain sits today holding a bag of ice in his lap, the Left Brain’s cautious approach has borne out again, as I see Mayor Quan has the task of removing the proverbial cackleberry matter from her visage today. Too bad, I really like to go Whoot, Whoot.

  • Shane Schilperoort

    Of course Mayor Quan is all for it, the City of Oakland wouldn’t have to delve out any money, and the City would benefit the most from this complex. Think of the revenue that would be generated. A good majority of it could go back to the community, just like in San Diego, and it would help with their education programs. I’m sure the politicians will take their cut first, but the revenue would ultimately make its way back to the community.

  • Shane Schilperoort

    It is great news, and this is the best scenario to present itself so far… Everyone would benefit.

  • Shane Schilperoort

    From what I am gathering, the Coliseum City will have a Raiders “Hall of Fame” and/or museum for the fans to visit daily. Along with that, there would be a memorial erected in Al Davis’ honor. The football stadium and the surrounding area would be solely devoted to the Oakland Raiders. The same would be for the baseball stadium in regard to the A’s and the basketball stadium for the Warriors. It will be a lot like the Giants/Jets stadium and Cowboys stadium and of course the new 49ers Stadium.

  • Mark Shafer

    They sent the season ticket holders last year some renderings of what the stadium could look like. There was nothing like the black Hole. Did you see them?

  • Shane Schilperoort

    Yes, but it could be an improved black hole. Somewhere in the design process and prior to building, I’m sure Mark Davis will make sure there is a black hole.

  • Shane Schilperoort

    I’m okay with a drive to a game, but I would rather they stay in Oakland. Their birthplace and their home, but I can’t blame Mark Davis or the team for wanting new facilities. If Oakland won’t pony up, then what comes to pass will pass…

  • JonandLaura Miller

    I grew up a Raiders fan, especially in S. Cali when they where the LA Raiders up to 95-96. I wasn’t paying attention to where the originated from. But looking at their entire History from the internet (I got the internet in 2000) and I knew they went back to Oakland in 95-96, but to learn all the incredible things that happened in the history was mostly in Oakland (Heidi Bowl, the infamous Immaculate reception, sea of hands, ghost to the post and becoming the 1st wild card team to win the Super Bowl) just to name the ones that stick to my mind. I believe they belong in Oakland, home is where the heart is and it is in Oakland aka Oaktown.

  • JonandLaura Miller

    So to hear the news about this propose development, I feel relieved for now that things are headed in the right direction.

  • Mark from Section 122

    The point I was making about the egg on her face is the fact that the Crown Prince of Dubai’s people said Quan is full of the Ka Ka, they deny any involvement according to the Mercury news article.

  • joe VICE

    I’m a Los Angeles native, and as much as I would love for the Raiders to come back, I feel that it’s best they never leave Oakland. Just wish the people in Oakland didn’t hate me so much for living in L.A