By Marcus Thompson
Friday, December 9th, 2011 at 10:41 am in Uncategorized.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said today she is going to reveal the plans for “Coliseum City” – a sports and entertainment complex – and the Warriors are excited about the potential.
“I think they’re just open and they’re intrigued,” Quan said. “They’re intrigued by the overall idea of Coliseum City and that’s something San Francisco can’t offer them.”
Quan has a press conference set for noon to unveil the city’s plans for the new complex, which would be fashioned after LA Live and includes new homes for Oakland’s teams in the current Coliseum Complex. She said the Warriors’ lease at Oracle Arena is the last of the teams to expire, so there is still “plenty time” to woo Golden State ownership.
Quan said she has met with all the teams, including multiple talks with Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob on multiple occasions. In light of the San Francisco Chronicle report that the Warriors met with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee to discuss a new arena in the China basin, Quan expressed Oakland’s resolve to keep the Warriors in Oakland.
“They’re just looking at all the options,” Quan said Friday morning. “We know we have to fight for all our teams in this competitive market.”