October 24, 2014
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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