Raiders, Oakland met on new stadium

Raiders, Oakland met on new stadium
August 17, 2012, 5:49 pm
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With the Warriors headed to San Francisco in 2017 and the As looking across the bay towards San Jose for a new home, a report in todays Oakland Tribunemight lift the spirits of those in Oaklanda tad. The Tribune reported a secret meeting took place on August 9between the Raiders, the NFL and Mayor Jean Quan as she pitched a new stadiumfor the Raiders in Oakland.According to the report, those at the meeting included Raiders owner MarkDavis, team president Amy Trask, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, City Councilpresident Larry Reid and Alameda County Administrator Susan Muranishi.NFL Spokesman Greg Aiello told the Tribune, "It was an importantmeeting because it is at a stage where the Raiders must develop a (stadium)option." Mayor Quan is proposing the Raiders pay for new facilities at the current Coliseum-complexsite, while also receiving development rights on the 750-acres in East Oakland. Comcast SportsNet California reached out toRaiders team president Amy Trask, who confirmed the meeting with Oakland city officials and the NFL:
We have metwith City and County and League representatives but prefer not to comment onthe substance of our discussions at this time certainly, when we are ready toshare information, we will do so. The NFL meeting took place shortly after MLB officials came to Oakland to discuss a new ballpark with the city, and the the As.

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