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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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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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Sacramento: Forget NBA, let’s woo MLB

Fresh off a failed attempt to build a new arena for the Sacramento Kings (NBA), Mayor Kevin Johnson says the city should be looking at building a downtown ballpark for a Major League Baseball team. Johnson, the former NBA star turned politician, been discussing MLB with former Pittsburgh Pirates owner Kevin McClatchy (publisher of the local newspaper) and […]

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