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Dave Stewart has officially made his move in an attempt to revitalize and redevelop the site that houses the Oakland Coliseum and the Oakland Arena.

The legendary A's pitcher told the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser and Matt Kawahara that he has submitted a $115 million bid to buy the city of Oakland's share of of the Coliseum site.

Stewart wants to redevelop the Coliseum site, whether or not the A's get their new stadium at Howard Terminal, he confirmed to NBC Sports Bay Area. Stewart also confirmed to NBC Sports Bay Area that he has two proposed plans for the site, one if the A's leave for Howard Terminal and one if they stay at the current site.

If the team ends up not getting their new stadium near Jack London Square, Stewart and his group of investors would be interested in building a new stadium for the A's on the Coliseum site.

While the A's are trying to move away from the Coliseum site, the land and the city's share are in high demand. Stewart's group is one of several bidding to buy the stake, including the A's themselves and the African American Sports and Entertainment Group (AASEG), a group led by local business owner Ray Bobbitt, includes Oakland developer Alan Dones, former Oakland City Manager Robert Bobb and well-known East Bay sports agent Bill Duffy.

AASEG has stated that their goal is to build a football stadium on the site in order to get an NFL team back in Oakland.

The other stake in the Coliseum land was purchased by the A's from Alameda County last year for $85 million.

A spokesperson from the office of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf told The Chronicle that the bid from Stewart's group is one of a few under consideration.

It's unclear when a decision on the bids for the Coliseum site will be made.

 

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Dave Stewart has officially made his move in an attempt to revitalize and redevelop the site that houses the Oakland Coliseum and the Oakland Arena.

The legendary A's pitcher told the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser and Matt Kawahara that he has submitted a $115 million bid to buy the city of Oakland's share of of the Coliseum site.

Stewart wants to redevelop the Coliseum site, whether or not the A's get their new stadium at Howard Terminal, he confirmed to NBC Sports Bay Area. Stewart also confirmed to NBC Sports Bay Area that he has two proposed plans for the site, one if the A's leave for Howard Terminal and one if they stay at the current site.

If the team ends up not getting their new stadium near Jack London Square, Stewart and his group of investors would be interested in building a new stadium for the A's on the Coliseum site.

While the A's are trying to move away from the Coliseum site, the land and the city's share are in high demand. Stewart's group is one of several bidding to buy the stake, including the A's themselves and the African American Sports and Entertainment Group (AASEG), a group led by local business owner Ray Bobbitt, includes Oakland developer Alan Dones, former Oakland City Manager Robert Bobb and well-known East Bay sports agent Bill Duffy.

AASEG has stated that their goal is to build a football stadium on the site in order to get an NFL team back in Oakland.

The other stake in the Coliseum land was purchased by the A's from Alameda County last year for $85 million.

A spokesperson from the office of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf told The Chronicle that the bid from Stewart's group is one of a few under consideration.

It's unclear when a decision on the bids for the Coliseum site will be made.

Unfortunately, for years now groups fronted by a local Oakland celebrity have been showing up with not much real money but a willingness to buy land at a great price. Oakland is still a Democratic machine city so the idea of using taxpayer money as a piggybank is accepted by all the players.

We now have one group wanting to build a football stadium and bring the NFL back to Oakland and another led by a former pitcher known for drugs, kinky sex and intentionally throwing at batters' heads (to say nothing of being a former Dodger, lol). Looks like Libby Schaff's lucky day.
 

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Unfortunately, for years now groups fronted by a local Oakland celebrity have been showing up with not much real money but a willingness to buy land at a great price. Oakland is still a Democratic machine city so the idea of using taxpayer money as a piggybank is accepted by all the players.

We now have one group wanting to build a football stadium and bring the NFL back to Oakland and another led by a former pitcher known for drugs, kinky sex and intentionally throwing at batters' heads (to say nothing of being a former Dodger, lol). Looks like Libby Schaff's lucky day.
Whatever, Pesto sauce. Lol!
 

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Whatever, Pesto sauce. Lol!
The A’s stadium search is like a time capsule, reflecting the trends of its time.

Way back it was the Arabs and Chinese that were going to fund a stadium; then came the idea of rebuilding the inner city; then mixed development with tech incubators; and then a waterfront site with premium condos and hip transit?

Now it’s black entrepreneurship with a dash of ennui for the Raiders. The only thing they all had in common is that no one brought any money.
 
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