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AL DAVIS SIGHTING -- RAIDERS OWNER TOURS OAKLAND COLISEUM
Published June 15, 1995
"Proving a deal with him is never completed until all the I's are dotted and contracts signed," Raiders Owner Al Davis flew to Oakland Tuesday and met for "several hours" with members of the city's negotiating team who are trying to lure the team back to Oakland, according to Tim Trepany of the L.A. DAILY NEWS. Oakland City Councilman Ignacio De La Fuente: "We're still talking like mad. We have a realistic deal that we can deliver. It's no pie-in-the-sky (proposal) like Hollywood Park put together" (L.A. DAILY NEWS, 6/15). Sources close to Davis say that "the thought of playing two years, and perhaps more, in the L.A. Coliseum may be the biggest single factor keeping Oakland's hopes alive" (Steve Springer, L.A. TIMES, 6/15). In S.F., Glenn Dickey writes, "The parameters of both the proposal to build a new stadium adjacent to Hollywood Park and the deal to return the Raiders to Oakland have been set for some time. No matter how much posturing Davis does, neither is going to change now. The chance that a new stadium could be built for the 1997 season has always been problematic, and each day of delay makes it more so" (S.F. CHRONICLE, 6/15).