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Sharks Owners Say They Are Committed To Winning Despite Financial Losses
Published August 21, 2012
READY FOR NEW NEIGHBORS? Sclavos said of the A's potentially relocating to San Jose, "You can always look at these things as a problem or an opportunity. In our discussions we're led to believe there's probably opportunity there for us. We do a lot of things really well in sports marketing and ticket sales and sponsorship sales. We think those assets could be leveraged other places." But Compton added, "Our big concern would be to see that the fan experience doesn't change as far as parking and traffic and things like that. We're not going to compromise on that." Sclavos said of a potential new arena in S.F., "Another venue coming into the area is not what you always wish for. On the other hand, a lot of these acts are playing multiple venues in this geographic area 50 miles apart. I don't think we're too concerned about it and it's a long way away" (MERCURYNEWS.com, 8/19).