Wednesday, January 26, 2005
A's Sale "All But Complete"
Thus far, Wolff's efforts in finding a new park have yielded only a proposed site in the parking lot of Network Associates Coliseum. Wolff has stated publicly that he would like to see through the A's efforts to build a park in Oakland and that he will not try to find a site in the Santa Clara County. Any attempts to do the latter would hurt his chances for approval because Selig repeatedly has said the territorial rights to Santa Clara County belong to the Giants.Update: Again confirmed in this Reno, NV Fox affiliate report, quoting Alameda County Supervisor Gail Steele as saying the sale is "taking place as we speak".
The A's lease with the Coliseum runs through 2007, and the team has three one-year options it can exercise for 2008, 2009 and 2010.