The NFL sent this email moments ago:
“The NFL has confirmed that representatives of the cities of St. Louis, San Diego and Oakland will be giving presentations to a joint meeting of the Los Angeles, Stadium and Finance committees on November 11 in New York. St. Louis and San Diego have previously discussed their proposed stadium projects. This will be the first opportunity for Oakland, and will be the first time that a broad group of NFL owners receives the presentations. There will be no votes or other decisions at the committee meeting.
The committee meeting follows the public hearings held last week in the three cities.”
This means that Oakland, which includes the City, Alameda County, and the Coliseum JPA, have to present a sound plan and play catch up at the same time. The other two cities are miles ahead, which drawings, financing plans, contractors, and even a naming rights deal, already in place. Oakland is behind and while no decision will be made, the idea is to see if the city can rise to the occasion.