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A's Nearing 10-Year Lease Extension At O.co Coliseum, With Opt-Out Likely Included
Published June 5, 2014
FUTURE STILL UNCERTAIN: Oakland City Council member Larry Reid said that the authority "has scheduled a special closed door meeting Friday morning to review recent lease negotiations" with the A's (OAKLAND TRIBUNE, 6/5). In San Jose, Mark Purdy wrote, "Even if the A's do sign this agreement with Oakland, that does not mean Wolff's interest in moving his team to San Jose is dead. And it doesn't mean that the San Jose ballpark project is a dead issue for Wolff and co-owner John Fisher." Wolff "still doesn't know what Oakland wants to do in terms of its ballpark/stadium problem with the Raiders and the A's." Raiders Owner Mark Davis "is on record as saying he wants the structure to be built on the site of the Coliseum, which would have to be demolished." But if the A's have a lease to play there for 10 years, it would "obviously be difficult to tear down the facility" (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 6/5).