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OAKLAND COLISEUM LEASE AWAITS AL DAVIS' JOHN HANCOCK
Published July 18, 1995
"Now all that's left for the Oakland Raiders to become official is one final autograph from Raiders managing general partner Al Davis," writes David Li of the OAKLAND TRIBUNE. Although Davis has yet to sign the Coliseum lease, East Bay officials reportedly see the delay "as a matter of diplomacy over punctuality" as NFL owners prepare to meet Friday and discuss the Raiders' move. Davis is apparently awaiting league approval before signing the lease, although he maintains he does not need permission to relocate the team. Yesterday, Oakland City Manager Craig Kocian and interim Alameda County Administrator Susan Muranishi "formally entered" into a joint powers agreement -- the "administrative move" necessary to sell up to $225M in bonds to finance Coliseum renovations (OAKLAND TRIBUNE, 7/18). SEASON TICKETS: With the deadline for applications and partial payment for season-ticket first priority passed at midnight last night. Oakland Coliseum Dir of Marketing Mike Savod said the Raiders distributed 283,000 applications and people began lining up at 4:00pm yesterday in a rush to return their applications. A computer will randomly select those who can buy season tickets, with priority given to those who submitted their PSL applications by the deadline (Peter Fimrite, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, 7/18). RADIO DEAL: The Raiders are expected to announce today or tomorrow a $1M deal for KNEW-AM and KSAN-FM to carry their games this year (SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, 7/18).