A's Owner Open to Building New Ballpark in Oakland

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Athletics owner Lew Wolff is willing to re-examine whether it would make sense to build a new ballpark at the site of Oakland Coliseum.

Wolff has hoped for a new stadium in San Jose, California, but that is in the territory of the San Francisco Giants, who have blocked the A's from building there. Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig appointed a committee in March 2009 to examine the issue, but the committee has not made any public report.

Speaking Tuesday before the All-Star game, Wolff said a new ballpark on the Coliseum site was "an option to look at."

Wolff expects the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority to vote Wednesday on a 10-year lease for the team at the Coliseum.


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