Raiders owner Mark Davis is getting impatient that his team hasn’t been able to get a new stadium in Oakland.
“The (city of Oakland) brought in (real estate firm) Colony Capital (to help develop the Coliseum complex) and based on that, I decided to go ahead and do a one-year extension with them,” Davis told Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle. “We will play in the Coliseum next year. But there’s been no progress.”
“I had high hopes when Colony Capital came in. I still do have hopes, but they’re not as high because I haven’t really heard anything positive from either group. It’s gone silent again. We have to get something done.”
“This one-year extension is really based on the hope that Colony Capital can get something done. I don’t want to call it a last-ditch effort, but it does seem to be the last chance that Oakland is going to get. We can’t continue to play in that stadium, with the baseball field and all of that stuff. The A’s have two years left, and are talking about a 10-year extension. We can’t keep getting pushed off, off, off, off …”