The Oakland City Council approved a lease agreement for the Oakland Athletics to stay at the O.Co Coliseum Wednesday night, but the team expressed disappointment after city leaders made several adjustments to the deal.
The Oakland City Council has called a special session for Wednesday night, and they are expected to vote on the A’s lease deal.
Commenting for the first time in public on the proposed lease extension plan, Quan said the city council should approve the deal so they can work on getting the team a new stadium.
Oakland City Council is set to meet behind closed doors Monday to go over details of the A’s lease agreement that was approved by the Coliseum board last Thursday.
If you hadn’t heard, Oakland officials tried vote down the A’s 10-year lease because some members didn’t like the details of the deal. A’s owner Lew Wolff then threatened to immediately seek a new home and was given the green light by MLB commissioner Bud Selig. It was only then that Oakland officials caved, realizing they might have a Field of Schemes with no team to play on it.
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City leaders said their chances of landing the A’s still comes down to a federal appeals court hearing next month.
At a meeting of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Joint Powers Authority on Thursday, a new lease proposal is expected to be presented.
Oakland A’s Coliseum Extension In Limbo After Raucous, Outrage-Filled Meeting, City Council No-Shows
A planned vote on a disputed agreement between the Oakland Athletics and officials from Oakland and Alameda County over an extended lease at O.co Coliseum was put off Friday when Oakland city council members boycotted the meeting in protest.
Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig on Wednesday commended the Oakland A’s and Oakland and Alameda County officials for reaching an agreement to extend the team’s lease at the O.co Coliseum but city and county officials said no agreement has been reached yet.
Leasing isn’t for everyone, but under the right conditions, it can make a lot of sense.