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Volume 27 No. 6
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Oakland Coliseum Exec Resigns Amid Naming-Rights Controversy

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority Exec Dir Scott McKibben resigned Friday "amid questions over a stadium naming rights deal" worth $3M that saw the venue's name change to RingCentral Coliseum. McKibben, who has led the Authority since '15, "stepped down following a closed-session meeting" of the board. Sources said that there was a "possible conflict of interest" over a "potential commission of $50,000" from the $1M-a-year rights deal. McKibben "denied receiving any fee but also believed he was exempt" from Fair Political Practices Commission rules because he "acted as a private contractor while negotiating" (EAST BAY TIMES, 8/10).