Oakland council, Alameda supervisors OK Raiders stadium deal

A proposal to build a new football stadium complex for the Oakland Raiders cleared two hurdles Tuesday after the Oakland City Council and the Alameda County Board of Supervisors approved resolutions to enter an exclusive negotiating agreement with former NFL star Ronnie Lott’s investment team.The plan is to build a $1.3 billion coliseum complex with

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Outline emerges of Oakland stadium deal to keep Raiders

With the clock ticking, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is betting big that a combination of $600 million in private money from Ronnie Lott’s investment group, $200 million in public money and an equal amount from the National Football League will be enough to keep the stadium-hungry Raiders from moving to Las Vegas. At this point,

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Rams to break ground on Inglewood stadium next week

The Rams will break ground on their $2.6-billion stadium in Inglewood next Thursday, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation who spoke on the condition they not be identified. Expected to be completed in 2019, the venue will be the centerpiece of a 298-acre mixed-use development on the site of the old

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San Diego Voters Reject Funding of New Chargers Stadium

After years of posturing and threats, the Chargers could be on the move. Voters in San Diego County on Tuesday soundly rejected a referendum that would have steered hundreds of millions of tax dollars toward a stadium the team wanted to build in downtown San Diego. The Chargers must decide whether to pay for the

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Chargers stadium vote: What it means for San Diego

When the polls open in San Diego on Tuesday, the only way funding is going to be approved for the Chargers proposed new stadium is if the team gets the Election Day equivalent of a Hail Mary. If the Chargers stadium initiative (Ballot Measure C) is going to pass, two-thirds — or 66.6 percent —

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An NFL Stadium In Las Vegas Could Be A Bad Bet For Taxpayers

The 2016 NFL season has been nothing but unconventional from its anthem protests to a drop in NFL ratings amid a heated Presidential election competing for attention. One of the more overlooked public stories has been the proposal to move the Oakland Raiders (who are having a surprisingly incredible season) to Las Vegas as the

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Bucs unveil stadium upgrades in home opener

On Thursday night, just days before the Bucs’ home opener, two pee-wee youth football teams ran out of the tunnel at Raymond James Stadium and played a scrimmage on an NFL field under the lights.Their pint-sized game was used as a dress rehearsal for the huge new video boards in both end zones of the

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