The City of San Jose is stepping up is effort to lure the Oakland A’s to Silicon Valley, by filing a court order seeking to identify the organizational structure of a group opposed to the move.
California’s state controller is reviewing whether a deal allowing the Oakland A’s to purchase land owned by San Jose’s dissolved redevelopment agency for a new ballpark flouts a new state law.
San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed said he would fly to Milwaukee if that’s what it would take to settle any lingering Major League Baseball questions about whether the A’s should move to the South Bay.
Putting their money where their rooting interest is, some major East Bay companies say they’ll support building a new stadium to keep the A’s from leaving Oakland. In fact, they’re even willing to buy the team to keep its current owners from moving it to San Jose.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is prepared to negotiate with MLB to keep the Oakland A’s in her city and has two prospective sites for a new stadium.
The coalition group “Stand for San Jose,” which is opposed to the Oakland Athletics moving to the South Bay and is supported by the Giants, filed a lawsuit Friday against the City of San Jose.
Rumors are rumbling that Major League Baseball officials could determine the fate of a possible move by the A’s to the South Bay as early as January.
Five acres of prime downtown San Jose real estate needed to build a baseball park for the Oakland Athletics could be sold to the team for less than half what it would be worth as office space, and for just a quarter of what San Jose originally paid for the land.
An interview with San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed on the problems facing the city, including pension reform, a growing budget deficit and possible layoffs and cuts to city departments.
The Diridon train station could someday become the “Grand Central Station” of Silicon Valley, serving as a major hub for CalTrain, BART, light rail and high-speed rail.