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Supervisors vote to sell county's share of Coliseum site to Oakland A's

Original post made on Dec 30, 2019

In a potentially historic move, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously last week to sell the county's half ownership of the 155-acre Coliseum complex to the Oakland Athletics baseball team for $85 million.

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Posted by Naveed Khan
a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Dec 30, 2019 at 3:13 pm

I hope the county officials have learned a lesson and will not ever again indulge in funding/subsidizing sports arenas. It should be left to Private Sector. If they haven't, then look at the City of Santa Clara, they are repenting paying for the Levi's Stadium being used by 49ers.

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Posted by Zonkered Again
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 3, 2020 at 1:18 pm

IF the land and the developement rights are that valuable, it sounds like the County is getting taken yet again!
Don't they learn from their mistakes?

Why give the A's a lucrative developement opportunity- when the city and county could do it themselves,
or hire a developement company to take care of the details, while keeping the profits, and the various sports complexes in business?
It says the A's will pay only $10M per year for years, yet, once the area is developed, there's no going back.
Without parking, made into Instant Slums, the sports areas are much less valuable.
And what happened to the Football team paying its debts even if they move away?

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