San Jose Ballpark
Oakland A’s owner Lew Wolff reiterated Thursday that his team needs a new home in the Bay Area and, after looking at the options, he thinks the best choice is San Jose.
Team owners and Major League Baseball have been tight-lipped about guidelines reportedly offered to the Oakland Athletics that would make it possible for the A’s to move to San Jose.
Speaking Thursday to the Associated Press Sports Editors, Selig provided no timetable for deciding the Bay Area dispute between the A’s, who would like to build a ballpark in San Jose, and the Giants, who won’t give up their territorial rights there.
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.
San Jose is giving the Oakland Athletics up to two years to buy 5 acres of land downtown for a new stadium.
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.
A company has posted preliminary construction plans for a stadium in San Jose, even though a possible A’s move is far from being a done deal.