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27 October 2005

CoCo Times: The nascent bidding war

The headline may be a bit too sensationalistic, but we may find that in a year it's right on target. The Contra Costa Times editorial page acknowledged the interest by Fremont and San Jose, even Sacramento and Las Vegas. Wolff's Oakland plan has both merit and challenges. Should Opening Day 2006 pass with little progress on the Oakland front, there's a good chance that multiple suitors will emerge with formal proposals, perhaps including cities in Alameda County that have been silent so far. Portland, OR remains a possibility just because the financial plan there remained in place even after they lost out in the Expos bidding war.

2 comments:

Georob said...

Well, how do I follow that comment?

According to this article in Friday's Chron, both KNEW 910 and KQKE 960 are probably "not in the running" to be the A's flagship station in 2006.

I'd have thought they'd be strong candidates.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2005/10/28/SPGTMFFHK31.DTL&type=as

The Cactus Leaguer said...

Hey ML, thanks for throwing the PDX'ers a bone, even though the CoCo Times won't.

I'm waiting for a good article to come out regarding stadium construction costs (nationwide & Bay Area - a timely topic for sure). Land acquisition costs would be a great topic as well but the eminent domain rulings have quelled those concerns somewhat.