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Victory Court not quite dead, but Oakland shifting sights back to the Coliseum

Victory Court is not dead. Guess we know why they never released the preliminary EIR for the site however, they never did one and have now wasted another year. Today Mayor Quan and her merry band of morons are shifting their focus back to the Coliseum and want to build a "Coliseum City" on the existing site (a site both the A's and MLB have said is unacceptable at this point as they want to be downtown). No word on who Quan expects to pay for this, since we know she doesn't have any money in the city coffers and RDA is all but dead. If she expects the A's to pay for it all then you can kiss the Oakland A's good bye. Coupled with Wolff, Reinsdorf, Loria, and Sternberg's comments in the last month it looks like San Jose is going to become a reality.

*Sorry if my disdain for Quan is leaking through but she has mismanaged the city and the relationship with the A's in particular as bad if not worse than her 2 predecessors and it pisses me off*

http://www.insidebayarea.com/warriors/ci_19505340

Only good news is that it POSSIBLY might be a way to save the Warriors from moving to San Francisco as appears to be their desire after revealing they've been having meetings with SF and the Giants about a new arena south of Pac Bell...

*UPDATE*

So as a recap to today's news Quan has announced that the Coliseum and Victory Court are still viable sites. At the Coliseum they'd like to do a three team mixed use deal for the Warriors, A's and Raiders (picture below). However she also admitted they have no funding plan for stadiums at either sites. No EIR even started for VC. And they have not had any discussions with MLB, the A's or the Raiders about the Coliseum plan, but they have been having conversations with the Giants... In other words, no news today except that they're sending a letter to Bud Selig saying they want the A's and they're sending him this rendering.

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via blogs.kqed.org


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