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SBD/October 1, 2012/Franchises
A's Not Seeing Huge Box Office Bump Despite Making Unexpected Playoff Run
Published October 1, 2012
STILL HUNG UP ON BALLPARK: The WALL STREET JOURNAL’s Brian Costa noted the only thing that is “not going Oakland’s way in 2012 is its stadium plan.” The A’s “remain mired in a dispute” with the Giants over territorial rights, and the issue “remains unresolved” despite Selig putting together a committee to look into the situation three-and-a-half years ago. Wolff said, “I’m probably more patient than most people would be. I’m a deal-maker. I don’t like litigation. But my patience is running out a little bit.” Wolff estimated that it would take “at least three years to design and construct” a new ballpark from the time it was approved. He said that ’16 “is the soonest it could open” (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 9/29).