Jan 12, 1960

  • The city of Oakland had approved a measure to put a $15 million bond issue on the ballot in June to pay for the construction of a stadium
  • Jack Rector, an auto dealer on the San Francisco Peninsula, had said he was interested in investing in a Bay Area franchise
  • Francis Dunn, Chair of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, suggested that a racetrack at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton could be used as a temporary home for an East Bay team
In Print

“Hayward Eyed for AFL Franchise”, Hayward Daily Review

Subhead: “S.F Group Seeking Area Site”

Tags: Joe Foss, Floyd Attaway (quote), stadium, Ted Harrer, Robert Lurie, Jack Rector, Eddie Erdelatz

“UC Key to AFL Hopes”, Scotty Stirling, Oakland Tribune

Subhead: “Rishell to Meet with Cal Prexy”

Tags: Clifford Rishell, stadium, Clark Kerr, Glenn Seaborg, Ted Harrer (quote), Robert Lurie, Al Schwabacher, Barron Hilton (quote)

“Lack of Stadium Stumbling Block”, Ray Haywood, Oakland Tribune

Tags: column, stadium, Horace Stoneham

“Oakland Franchise in AFL Doubtful”, San Francisco Chronicle

Tags: Barron Hilton (quote), Ted Harrer, stadium, Robert Lurie (quote)

“Bay Tycoon Asks Control of AFL Club”, San Francisco Examiner

Tags: Ted Harrer, Lamar Hunt, stadium, Robert Lurie, Louis Lurie, Jack Rector, Barron Hilton, Los Angeles Chargers, Eddie Erdelatz