Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News believes that the Coliseum City plan that would host the Raiders, Warriors and A’s is the best (and possibly only) option to keep the Raiders in the bay area.
On Tuesday, the City Council approved new potential investors — led by Dubai-based financier Rashid Al Malik — and extended the group’s exclusive negotiating period on the project.
Of course, the Coliseum City idea includes proposed new buildings for the A’s and Warriors, too — and both teams have announced desires to build new stadiums outside of Oakland.
I have no idea if the Coliseum City idea could be reduced to simply a new stadium for the Raiders, I don’t know if the money is there for any of it, and I don’t think Davis knows, either.
My conclusion: This is essentially the last go at this for Davis in the Bay Area.-Tim Kawakami SJMN
Having the deep pocketed investors gave the plan some life. If the A’s and Warriors decide to stay in the Bay there is a real chance that Coliseum City could come to fruition. Although there are very many obstacles with a project so big I would have to agree that this is the best chance the Raiders have of staying in Oakland.