The Coliseum Authority is a joint powers agency established by the City of Oakland and the County of Alameda to finance improvements to the Coliseum Complex and to manage the Coliseum Complex on behalf of the City and the County.

About The Authority

The Coliseum Authority contracts with ASM Global to operate the Coliseum Complex. On behalf of the Coliseum Authority, ASM Global books events at the Complex, maintains and manages the construction or installation of improvements to the Complex under and as provided in a contract with the Coliseum Authority.


The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Complex is a 120-acre sports and entertainment complex located adjacent to the Interstate 880 Freeway in Oakland, California between 66th Ave and Hegenberger Rd.

The Complex includes Oakland Arena and Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. These facilities are served by an approximately 10,000-space parking lot.


Oakland Arena is an indoor arena seating up to approximately 19,000 patrons. It hosts many concerts, family shows (such as ice shows and the circus) and other sporting events. It contains three clubs and 72 luxury suites.


Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum is an outdoor stadium seating up to 63,000 patrons. It is the home of the Oakland Athletics Major League Baseball team. It also hosts other sporting events such as soccer, motorsports, and concerts. The Coliseum contains 2 clubs and 147 luxury suites.  

Contact Us

Contact the Coliseum Authority primarily for matters pertaining to the governance of the Coliseum Complex.

Board Of Commissioners

The Board of Commissioners includes two members of the Oakland City Council and two members of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. The city and county each also appoint two non-elected commissioners.

  • Rebecca Kaplan, Chair
  • David Haubert, Commissioner
  • Nate Miley, Vice Chair
  • Jacquline Thompson, Commissioner
  • Chris Iglesias, Commissioner
  • George Vukasin Jr., Commissioner
  • Kevin Jenkins, Commissioner
  • John Beam, Commissioner

Coliseum Authority Support

  • Henry Gardner, Executive Director

Commissioner Bios

Chris Iglesias, Commissioner

Chris Iglesias is a visionary leader who has dedicated his career to executing a social equity agenda through innovative and strategic public-private partnerships. As the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Unity Council (TUC), he leads one of East Oakland’s most vital community assets—a 55-year-old social equity development organization devoted to improving the quality of life for the residents of the largest Latino neighborhood in the Bay Area—Oakland’s Fruitvale District—through a place-based economic and intergenerational equity agenda.

As CEO, Iglesias is responsible for leading the organization’s 300 dedicated staff and $20 million annual budget, providing holistic support services to over 8,000 individuals and families, including high-quality early education, pioneering youth programming, robust senior citizen services, and financial and career empowerment. In addition, he oversees $125 million in assets, including the management of major affordable housing and community real estate like the Fruitvale Transit Village—a nationally recognized transit-oriented development project.

Over the last seven years, Iglesias’ leadership has led to the organization’s financial growth, including a reinvigoration of the business model and real estate portfolio. He has been instrumental in:

• Securing $58 million in funding for 94 units of affordable housing for families and veterans at the Fruitvale Transit Village Phase IIB;

• The revitalization of TUC’s early education programming through the City of Oakland’s Early/Head Start Program;

• Institutionalizing Oakland’s Latino Men & Boys program—a key project of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, in partnership with the Oakland Unified School District and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf; and

• Partnering with residents and small business owners to preserve and enhance the neighborhood’s unique cultural identity and vitality.

Iglesias, an Oakland native, is a recognized public sector leader with a longstanding career in the Bay Area. Prior to joining TUC, he served as San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom’s Senior Advisor on Jobs and Contracting Programs. He also served as the Executive Director of San Francisco’s Human Rights Commission and the Founding Director of CityBuild—San Francisco’s nationally recognized construction workforce program aimed at training residents for public and private construction projects.

Iglesias currently serves on the Job and Housing Coalition and SPUR Oakland Board, the Oakland Thrives Leadership Council, and is the Co-Chair of the African American Latino Action Alliance. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from San Jose State University, where he played NCAA Division I FBS Football as a wide receiver.

David Haubert, Commissioner

David Haubert, the oldest of six children, was born on a German military base to Harry Haubert, a member of the U.S. Army, and Judy Haubert. After his father served in Vietnam, the Haubert family moved to Southern California where he attended public school, played youth sports, earned the rank of Eagle Scout, had a paper route, and even played the accordion. By working summer jobs through high school, David saved enough money to attend college. He earned an undergraduate degree in Finance from California State University, Northridge and then an MBA from UCLA.

David began his professional career in the food industry where he held sales positions of increasing responsibility, executing marketing tactics and strategic analysis for Nestle Food Company, Pepsi-Co and Safeway. He later founded Trinity Consulting to help small business startups with proof of concept development, sales and marketing plans, and business development.


David's public service began in 2000 when he volunteered for his daughter's school as School Site Council Chairman. In 2002, he was elected to the Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees where he served for 10 years, with 4 of those years in the President and Vice President role. During his tenure at DUSD, David helped build new schools, renovate aging facilities, increase test scores district-wide, and balance the budget each year. David served on the DUSD Board of Trustees until he was elected to the Dublin City Council in 2012. In 2014, David was elected Mayor of Dublin, during his tenure as Mayor, David balanced the city budget for six consecutive years and built up reserves for the rainy-day fund, all without cuts to service. David is also proud to have brought more than 750 new jobs and 150 new businesses to Dublin. Additionally, David helped add six new community parks, including a state of the art Aquatics Center, build two much-needed school sites in the Dublin Unified School District, and preserve over 1,750 acres of open space.

After serving as the Mayor of Dublin for 6 years, David Haubert was elected on November 3, 2020 to become the 14th Alameda County Supervisor, Representing the First District since the County was established in 1885.

David Haubert was sworn into Office on 1/3/2021 and began his service the next day!

David serves on many Regional / County Boards, Committees and Commissions. 

David and his wife, Michele, have been married for 29 years and are the proud parents of three daughters, Katelyn, Karissa, and Courtney.

George Vukasin Jr., Commissioner

Henry Gardner, Executive Director

Bio pending

Jacqueline Thompson, Commissioner

Dr. Jacqueline A. Thompson is the Senior Pastor-Elect of the historic Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland. She is the first woman selected to serve in their 100-year history.

In her capacity as Senior Pastor, Dr. Thompson provides vision and oversight to over fifty active ministries and four non-profit organizations all designed to meet the needs of those in the community considered the least and most marginalized. She is both a beneficiary and now a progenitor of the legacy and mission of social justice for which Allen Temple Baptist Church is known locally and nationally.

In addition to her time in ministry, her career experience includes nonprofit management, education, and banking.

She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Economy of Industrial Societies. In addition, she received her Master of Divinity from Howard University in Washington, D.C. and her Doctorate in Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

Having been born and raised in Oakland, she is deeply committed to the social and economic revitalization and development of the City. She has a particular passion for East Oakland, the community where she was nurtured and now serves.

Kevin Jenkins, Commissioner

Kevin was elected to represent Oakland City Council District 6 in November of 2022. Kevin was born and raised in East Oakland, California as the son of two Oakland Unified School District employees. He graduated from Oakland High School and attended Laney College and College of Alameda. Kevin then transferred to San Francisco State University where he earned a B.A. in Urban Studies and Planning. After graduating from San Francisco State, Kevin attended California State University, East Bay, earning a Master’s in Public Administration.

In November 2020, Kevin was elected to represent Area 2 for the Peralta Community College District, which includes all of East Oakland. on the Peralta Board of Trustees, Kevin advocated for funding for student housing and worked closely with his colleagues to ensure that the district navigated the global pandemic. During his tenure with Peralta, Kevin orchestrated cross-sector partnerships with Peralta Community College and Oakland community-based organizations to enhance educational opportunities.

Kevin served as a commissioner for the Alameda County Public Health Commission for over three years. In his role, he worked with the department to address emerging health needs and reduce homelessness. Previously Kevin served as the Director of Housing for an anti-poverty organization, working directly with community members to explore creative ways to address the rising rent and build affordable housing. Kevin continues to partner with non-profits to address illegal dumping and blight in Oakland. Kevin served as the President of the California Association of Black School Educators. He is also a proud father to his son Elijah, a second-generation Oaklander.

Nate Miley, Vice Chair

Nate Miley was elected to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors in November of 2000 and was sworn in on January 8, 2001. He was re-elected for a second term in 2004 and a third term in 2008. He serves as chair of the Board of Supervisor’s Transportation and Planning Committee as well as the Public Protection Committee. He serves on the Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority, Local Area Formation Commission, Alameda County Congestion Management Agency, Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the Association of Bay Area Governments.

Nate has been involved in community and public service his entire adult life. After finishing Law School at the University of Maryland in 1976, he moved to Oakland to work as a Jesuit Volunteer. Nate began his community involvement by taking a position with the Oakland Community Organizations and has worked with many community organizations as well as trained community organizers through the National Center for Urban Ethnic Affairs.

In 1986, Nate created the United Seniors of Oakland and Alameda County to empower older adults to improve their quality of life. As Executive Director of the United Seniors, he is responsible for managing the affairs of the organization, training and developing leadership to enable seniors to address specific issues that promote healthy living and successful aging (such as transportation, safety, physical activity, substance abuse, housing and resource development). He and the seniors have built a viable organization over the last 23 years by consistent and tenacious efforts.

Nate was elected to the Oakland City Council in 1990. In his role as Councilmember, he was the Chair of the Public Safety Committee. Some of his special projects included violence suppression, harm reduction, problems regarding alcohol outlets and other public health issues. He initiated programs to clean up neighborhood blight, sponsored the lead abatement program, passed the first 100% smoke-free workplace legislation in a city of this size, sponsored legislation to stem redlining in Oakland and encourage local investment in the neighborhoods, supported community-oriented policing with the first local substation and worked to reform public housing as well as championed pedestrian safety, particularly Walk to School Week.

Nate is also a single father of two children and has lived in Oakland for more than 20 years. He brings with him a commitment and platform to improve transportation, healthcare, public safety, and social services to his diverse constituents of Oakland, Dublin, and the Unincorporated communities of Fairview, Ashland, Castro Valley and Cherryland.

Rebecca Kaplan, Chair

Rebecca Kaplan

Rebecca Kaplan represents the entire City of Oakland as its Councilmember At-Large. She has served Oakland as a citywide elected official for ten years, working to improve quality of life by enhancing economic opportunity, public safety and vibrancy in Oakland.

Councilmember Kaplan was elected to the Oakland City Council in November 2008, when she became the youngest – and first openly-lesbian – Oakland City Councilmember. Rebecca has provided energetic and effective leadership towards establishing coherent and holistic approaches to economic development, land-use policy, public safety and other issues to create a vibrant city.

On the Council, Rebecca has fixed long-standing legislative log-jams to launch new blight-fighting tools, has cut red tape and fees for small businesses, and has generated new revenue without raising taxes on residents. Rebecca is strongly committed to creating new economic opportunity for Oakland – from job creation to retail attraction to homebuyer assistance. She is also committed to improving public safety, strengthening transportation and reforming government.

Prior to her service on the Oakland City Council, Rebecca served as At-Large Director on the AC Transit Board of Directors from 2002 to 2008. During this time, she helped bring AC Transit its first hydrogen fuel cell buses and continued her commitment to improving active transportation for Oaklanders by working to improve biking, walking and public transit opportunities. As Director, Rebecca led the creation of the new all-night transit service, new service to San Francisco and to BART stations, and pushed for technological upgrades to make bus service faster and more reliable.


Councilmember Kaplan has made Oakland her home for more than the past two decades. Kaplan’s work experience includes serving as an aide for the California State Legislature in the 16th Assembly District and as an attorney.

Councilmember Kaplan earned a Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she was awarded the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor. She also holds a Master of Arts in Urban & Environmental Policy from Tufts University and a Juris Doctorate from Stanford Law School.

John Beam, Commissioner

Coach Beam started his coaching career in 1979 at Serra High School in San Diego and, in 1982, moved to Oakland and began coaching at Skyline High School as the defensive coordinator. In 1987, John Beam was promoted to the Head Football Coach position. During this time, he led the team to 15 league championships, 11 section championships, four undefeated seasons, and went undefeated in league play in the 90’s. During his time at Skyline High School, John Beam produced more Division 1 players than anyone else in Northern California, sending more than 100 football players to the Division 1 level.   


John Beam started at Laney College in 2004. In 2006, he was named the Athletic Director, and in 2012, he became the Head Football Coach. Under his leadership as the Head Coach, Laney College won the California State Championship and was the #1 team in the country. John Beam is the only person named the California High School State Coach of the Year and Community College State Coach of the Year.

Between his time at Laney College and Skyline High School, John Beam has produced over 30 NFL players, including eight who participated in the Super Bowl. His Laney College Football Program has seen a 90% graduation and transfer rate while maintaining consistent relationships with some of the most decorated college programs in the nation.


In 2015, John Beam was inducted into the Bay Area Multi-Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame. In 2023, he was inducted into the Kearny High School Hall of Fame.


Outside of coaching at Laney College, John Beam has brought numerous programs and opportunities to the city of Oakland through the National Football League, NFL Players Association, Oakland Raiders, and his own camps. John Beam’s greatest accomplishments and goals as a head coach are making a difference in the lives of the people he touches, showing them that anything is possible through hard work and dedication.