SAN JOSE (KCBS) – San Jose officials said Thursday’s 10-year lease agreement for the A’s to remain in Oakland does not change efforts to bring the team to the South Bay, as far as they’re concerned.
San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed said even with the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Joint Powers Authority voting in favor of the lease proposal, San Jose’s hopes still come down to a federal appeals court hearing next month.
“It doesn’t change the equation in San Jose. We’re waiting for a hearing in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on our lawsuit against Major League Baseball to knock out their so-called antitrust exemption,” Reed said. “After we’re done with that, then the A’s will be back on track to move to San Jose in some future year.”