Jan 9, 1960

  • Oakland civic leaders, including Mayor Rishell and assemblyman Don Mulford met with Barron Hilton and Frank Leahy of the Los Angeles Chargers to strategize about getting a team for Oakland
  • Robert Lurie, member of a wealthy San Francisco family, and Ted Harrer, an Oakland industrialist, were the leading contenders to finance a team
  • Oakland city council member and businessman Robert Osborne and insurance magnate George Jacopetti were also trying to put together a group
  • The city of Hayward said they were looking into a plan to build a stadium there, though there weren’t many specifics at this point
  • Frank Leahy of the Los Angeles Chargers said the league’s other seven teams would surrender some of their players to a pool from which a new franchise could make selections
In Print

“Hilton: Oakland a Natural”, Hayward Daily Review

Tags: stadium, Barron Hilton (quote), Frank Leahy, Clifford Rishell, Los Angeles Chargers, Lamar Hunt, Dan Marovich

“Oakland Expects an AFL Team”, Darrell Wilson, San Francisco Chronicle

Subhead: “Hilton Outlines Plan Here Today”
Tags: stadium, Barron Hilton, Lamar Hunt, Clifford Rishell, San Francisco Giants, Robert Lurie

“Grid Chiefs Here to Talk Franchise”, Curley Grieve, San Francisco Examiner

Tags: Lamar Hunt, Barron Hilton, Frank Leahy, Clifford Rishell, Robert Osborne, George Jacopetti

“Hilton’s View: Oakland Ideal”, UPI, San Francisco Examiner

Tags: Barron Hilton