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Coliseum City

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors will meet to consider approving an agreement, which would move the Coliseum City proposal forward. Fans of Oakland's sports teams are encouraged to attend sporting team colours.

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Oakland Raider fans show their colours at Oaktown's notorious Black Hole..

 

Coliseum City took one more step toward becoming a reality on Friday 20 March 2015 as the Oakland City Council voted unanimously to approve an exclusive negotiating agreement with New City Development LCC.

Now it is up to the Board of Supervistors of Alamada County to approve the 3 party agreement. The city and county are co-owners of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum and Arena.

Measuring 800 acres, Coliseum City would comprise space for sports facilities as well as 5,800 units of housing, 4.97 million square feet of lab and research and development space, 1 million square feet of office space, and 1 million square feet of space for hotels.

Sports facilities would potentially include a football only stadium for the Oakland Raiders, a baseball only stadium for the Oakland Athletics, and - if the Golden State Warriors can be persuaded to change their minds about migrating across the bay to San Francisco - an indoor arena for basketball.

Has anybody considered ice hockey?

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors will meet at the Alameda County Administration Building in downtown Oakland from 9.30 am to 12 noon on Tuesday 24 March 2015 to vote on the proposal

Save Oakland Sports, M.O.B. Charities, and other supporters of Oakland's professional sports teams are urging Oakland sports fans to attend the meeting sporting their favourite sports team's team colours - whether they are Silver and Black, Green and Gold, or Blue and Gold.

Where

Alameda County Administration, Building, 1221 Oak Street, Oakland, California. The building is within walking distance of the 12th Street Oakland City Center and Lake Merritt BART stations.

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