OAKLAND, Calif. » Alameda County officials say they want out of a plan to build a new football stadium for the Raiders in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Oakland Tribune reports the county on Wednesday told Oakland officials during a meeting with the team and NFL representatives it wants the city to buy its stake in the sprawling Coliseum complex and handle the deal itself.
The city and county both own land at the 120-acre site in East Oakland, where both the Raiders and Oakland A’s are considering building new stadiums. The city envisions a massive housing, retail and office development.
Supervisor Nate Miley says eliminating the county from the equation would simplify negotiations with the sports teams and developers.
The Raiders are also working with the San Diego Chargers on a $1.7 billion stadium in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson.