A 10-year lease extension for the A’s at the Oakland Coliseum was approved Thursday by stadium officials, after contentious negotiations that raised the possibility the team might quickly depart from Oakland without a deal.
A’s owner Lew Wolff sent an e-mail to Oakland and Alameda County leaders Wednesday night indicating Major League Baseball has given him permission to relocate the team if a 10-year lease deal at the Coliseum is rejected.
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.
A proposed 10-year lease extension at O.co Coliseum by the Oakland A’s have some saying the deal would be the catalyst to drive the Raiders out of town.
Wolff said the lease contains some out clauses based on what the Oakland Raiders decide to do about a potential new football stadium on the O.co Coliseum property.
A’s owner Lew Wolff appeared on Bloomberg TV Wednesday and said he expects the team to hammer out a lease extension in Oakland over the next few weeks.
After word of Tuesday night’s rejection from the A’s on a 10-year lease proposal to stay in Oakland, the Coliseum Authority is speaking out about about a debt they claim the team wants to be written off.
The team rejected a deal to play at the Coliseum, after being offered a 10-year lease extension by the Oakland Coliseum Authority.
A group trying to keep the A’s in Oakland has been lobbying for a stadium on the waterfront, saying it is taking the next steps toward making that dream a reality.
Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig formally informed the Oakland A’s this summer that the team’s bid to move San Jose had been denied.