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The Oakland City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to enter into exclusive negotiations with the Oakland A’s to sell the city’s half of the Coliseum, a step forward in a battle between Oakland and the baseball team.

But the city has not yet dropped its lawsuit against the A’s, which it filed to block the county’s sale of its share of the 155-acre site to the team.

After the lawsuit was filed in September, the A’s offered the city to either buy their half share in the Coliseum site for $85 million or enter into a long-term lease. In return, the city would have to drop the lawsuit it filed to block Alameda County’s sale of its half to the team.

On Tuesday, Councilman Larry Reid told The Chronicle that the city has not dropped the lawsuit yet because of several “minor things that need to be resolved.”

“There are a couple points of contention that need to be resolved. They are not real major issues, and hopefully, they will be able to get resolved within the next two days,” Reid said. “If they get resolved, then we direct the city attorney to drop the lawsuit.”
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Hard to have much sympathy for anyone. Just ugly all around.

Oakland cynically used every form of litigation, delaying tactic and obstructionism, and have refused to spend even to maintain the stadium that they own from hazardous sewage, electrical failures, rodent infestation. Two major leagues considered it unacceptable.

As for Al Davis, he made it clear that he wanted LA but would settle for Oakland if the money is right. Mark is similar: wants LA, will settle for Las Vegas and is dying to get out of Oakland.
 

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Alameda County agrees to sell its share of Oakland Coliseum to A’s

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted Monday afternoon to sell its ownership in the 155-acre Coliseum arena complex to the Oakland A’s.

The vote comes after months of fighting with the city of Oakland over whether the county should be allowed to sell its share of the stadium site, which is jointly owned by the county and the city. The city filed a lawsuit in September to block the sale but has since dropped the suit.

The A’s, who have shared the Coliseum with the Raiders, hope to redevelop the area into a “multisports facility” that would include affordable housing and parks. The city, which will remain the co-owner of the site, would have to approve future plans.
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Mt. Davis is such a nice looking modern football stadium section, its a shame they couldn't do anything to make the rest of the stadium look that nice for the Raiders. It reminds me of the shape of Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

 

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Usually there is a tarp over the top. And you can't see the outfield from the top seats.
Only the top part of Mt. Davis is always tarped, as is true with other parts of the stadium.

The tarps on the lower parts are removed for high demand games (Giants, play-offs and such) depending on the policy for any given year. That could mean a lot of additional seats, plus related gameday revenues.
 
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