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MLB Giants, Warriors Meet In Person To Discuss Proposed Arena Problems In S.F.

The "noise" coming from the MLB Giants about the Warriors' proposal to build an arena on Piers 30-32 in S.F. "has quieted," according to John Cote of the S.F. CHRONICLE. That is "in part because Mayor Ed Lee convened the teams' leadership to get them to work out their differences in person, instead of in the media or at public meetings." The Giants "haven't exactly been the biggest boosters of the Warriors' move," as they cite "concerns about traffic and accessibility." Others have said that the Giants are concerned about their "bottom line and more specifically competing for sponsorships (not to mention that at one time the team hoped to have an arena on an adjacent development)." The Giants have "suggested they would like to see the arena at Pier 50 instead." Lee "wouldn't go into details about what the two are at odds about or how they might reach a compromise, but he did hint that the leadership of both teams will need to work on avoiding scheduling conflicts with one another and with the city" (SFGATE.com, 2/4).
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