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.
The final season of football has been played at Candlestick Park, and the original ballpark by the bay will soon be no more. Maybe you’ve heard of Willie Mays? “The Catch?” Or “The Earquake World Series?” The Stick holds memories that don’t deserve to fade, but the building itself belongs squarely in the dustbin of history.
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.
The aging Oakland Coliseum experienced another maintenance problem Saturday night, delaying the game between the Athletics and visiting New York Yankees.
Four people were displaced due to a fire in San Leandro near the BART tracks on Friday night, which briefly interrupted BART service between the Oakland Coliseum and Bayfair BART stations.
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.
The Oakland A’s are shifting their focus from building a new South Bay ballpark to retrofitting the Oakland Coliseum as part of a new 10 year lease agreement.
The crown prince of Dubai is among the financial backers of a plan to remake the Oakland Coliseum sports complex into a sports and entertainment destination called Coliseum City, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said Thursday.
Making it clear he has no inside knowledge, John said he thinks it’s more likely the Raiders would eventually end up in Los Angeles, which has no NFL team.