Co-owner says Athletics will be leaving Oakland
October 23, 2007
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ” The co-owner of the Oakland Athletics is leaving no doubt that the team will be leaving Oakland.
During a speech Monday at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, Lew Wolff said the A’s will be moving out of the city after 40 years no matter what happens to a proposal to build a new stadium and 200 acre “baseball village” in Fremont.
Wolff said the team can’t succeed while sharing the same stadium with a football team.
Though the A’s earlier this year announced plans to build a new state-of-the-art baseball stadium near Fremont’s Auto Mall Parkway, they haven’t submitted a formal application to the city.
Some Fremont officials have questioned whether the new ballpark and complex would be a good fit for the city.
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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com/chronicle