Jan 8, 1960

  • Oakland mayor Clifford Rishell, California state assemblyman Don Mulford, and members of the Oakland Chamber of Commerce met to prepare for tomorrow’s meeting with Barron Hilton and other Chargers officials
  • Hilton said Oakland was “almost a unanimous choice” for the last AFL franchise
  • Hilton also said a decision wouldn’t come until at least the 21st, when the league had its next meeting
  • Prospective ownership groups would be required to post $25,000 in earnest money
  • Robert Lurie, a San Francisco-based prospective owner, said he’d prefer that a team be based in that city rather than Oakland
  • Robert Osborne, an Oakland city council member and area industrialist, said a group made up of “prominent East Bay citizens” headed by insurance magnate George Jacopetti was also interested in backing a team
In Print

“Powell Figures to Draw Crowd”, Alan Ward, Oakland Tribune

Tags: column

“City Officials, AFL Meet Slated”, Scotty Stirling, Oakland Tribune

Subhead: “Hilton Sets Grid Confab Tomorrow”
Tags: stadium, Barron Hilton (quote), Los Angeles Chargers, Dan Marovich, Clifford Rishell, Don Mulford

“Oakland AFL Talks Continue”, Hayward Daily Review

Tags: stadium, Clifford Rishell, Barron Hilton, Frank Leahy, Don Mulford, Robert Lurie, Los Angeles Chargers, Ernie Nevers, Brick Laws, Dan Marovich

“The Clubhouse”, Sid Hoos, Hayward Daily Review

Tags: column, stadium

“Oakland Has Chance”, UPI, San Francisco Chronicle

“Oakland May Get Grid Club”, San Francisco Examiner

Tags: Barron Hilton, Frank Leahy, Los Angeles Chargers, Clifford Rishell, Brick Laws, Don Mulford, Dan Marovich