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Oakland’s Coliseum City runs into hurdles

A lack of enthusiasm from potential lessees and the rising cost is threatening the proposed Coliseum City development that could house a new Oakland Athletics ballpark. City officials, along with Colony Capital, have proposed using the current 132-acre Coliseum/Oracle Arena site as well as surrounding land for a large development that would include retail, housing […]

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New Vikings stadium could host Gopher baseball — if the numbers work

February is an awfully cold time to be playing outdoor baseball in Minnesota, so University of Minnesota baseball coach John Anderson is working to make the new Minnesota Vikings stadium baseball-friendly — but the NFL team is skeptical about what he is proposing. The Vikings want to build a state-of-the-art stadium to replace the Metrodome, […]

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Dodgers building an empire in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles Dodgers ownership is looking at expanding its empire by acquiring AEG, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers and Kings, as well as Staples Center and MLS franchises/facilities. AEG, part of Philip Anschutz’s business empire that also includes railroads, media, petroleum businesses and travel firms (Xanterra is the Yellowstone National Park concessionaire), includes Los Angeles’s […]

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