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Raiders officials want city to reject A's extension deal

The Oakland Coliseum in transition from baseball to football field configuration.
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
The development team working to build a new Raiders football stadium is urging city officials to reject a lease extension for the A's, ABC7 News media partner, the Oakland Tribune is reporting.

The Raiders hope to have a new stadium with a hotel, retail and office buildings constructed by 2018.

The team and developers from the Coliseum City project call for the current stadium to be demolished in 2015.

Oakland City Council members are still trying to decide whether to approve a lease deal that could keep the A's at the coliseum through 2024.

If approved, the proposed lease would not require the A's to vacate the coliseum until after the 2016 season.
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