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Oakland Coliseum to open management bid

By awoodall
Friday, July 15th, 2011 at 11:15 am in Uncategorized.

Competitors will have a chance to state their case for why they should manage the Oakland Coliseum instead of SMG, which has run operations there for 13 years.  Coliseum Authority commissioners voted during a board meeting this morning to issue an RFP after Trustee Desley Brooks pointed out that the coliseum, being a publicly owned facility, operates under the same contracting requirements as the City of Oakland. That means a request for proposals is mandatory unless the situation meets four exceptions. And none of those appear to come into play.
The interesting thing about that is whether the board and SMG have followed the contracting requirements for the past decade. I’ll update the story later but so far the opposition is Comcast subsidiary Global Spectrum and AEG.

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