October 22, 2014
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland A's have rejected a deal to play at its ballpark for the foreseeable future, saying the 10-year lease extension offer doesn't meet all their requirements.
The Oakland Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1notDIE ) the team's rejection came just an hour after the joint board that runs the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum complex announced the extension proposal.
Team spokesman Bob Rose released a statement that the 10-year deal "did not address all of our issues" and asked that future lease negotiations not be played out in public.
Specifics of the lease proposal were not disclosed.
The lease expires after the 2015 season.
The A's have been searching for a new home for five years, complaining that O.co Coliseum is dilapidated and not conducive to baseball.