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Alameda County Looking To Sell Stake In O.co Coliseum Complex, Points To Annual Losses

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 30 / 15

Alameda County leaders "want out of the pro sports business and have told Oakland officials that they are ready to sell their stake" in the O.co Coliseum complex, according to a front-page piece by Matier & Ross of the S.F. CHRONICLE. The move "would be a major game changer in the negotiations t...

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