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Alameda County action boosts A's ballpark efforts

Efforts to keep the A’s in Oakland "got a boost late Tuesday night when the Alameda County Board of Supervisors tentatively agreed to opt into a plan that would pave the way for a new waterfront ballpark." The board’s 4-1 non-binding vote "signals the county’s intention to join the city in forming a financing district to contribute a significant portion of property taxes" to pay for infrastructure of a new ballpark and other components of a planned Howard Terminal development. Without the county’s share of the additional tax revenue, city officials have said that "there wouldn’t be enough money" for the project. The team has "flatly stated it doesn’t intend to remain at the Coliseum site" (San Jose MERCURY NEWS, 10/27).

SBJ Morning Buzzcast: January 26, 2022

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SBJ Spotlight: January 14, 2022

SBJ Spotlight: NFL strength, CFP confusion and the stealth Olympics In today’s Spotlight Roundtable, SBJ’s Abe Madkour and John Ourand are joined by LiveLike CEO Miheer Walavalkar and Syracuse sports management professor Rick Burton to talk about big news in sports business. Topics included the ratings strength of the NFL and the Dallas Cowboys; confusion in college sports and the CFP; tech advances and the metaverse; and how NBC is just trying to get through the Beijing Games on the way to Paris and L.A.

SBJ Unpacks: Ben Sutton and George Pyne

Two college football insiders, Teall Capital’s Ben Sutton and Bruin Capital’s George Pyne, discuss the College Football Playoff expansion, driving more value from the championship game and the future of bowl games in this game day edition of the SBJ Unpacks podcast.

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