Tag Archives: O.Co Coliseum

County Agrees to Sell Land to A’s

The Alameda County (CA) Board of Supervisors voted Monday to sell its ownership in the Coliseum complex to the Oakland A’s, capping a years-long effort by the county to get out of the sports business and all but securing the baseball team’s future in the East Bay.  Read more here.

Leave a comment

Filed under League & Franchise, Lease & Contracts, Market & Location, Stadium Issues

Talks Resume Between City and Team Over Coliseum Site

Talks between the City of Oakland and the Oakland A’s over a new ballpark resumed Wednesday, but without any agreement by the City to drop its lawsuit aimed at blocking the team from buying Alameda County’s half-share of the Coliseum site.  Read more here.

Leave a comment

Filed under Legal

A’s Offer to Buy Out City’s Stake in Coliseum Site

In an effort to break the legal logjam that’s threatening their new ballpark, the Oakland A’s are offering to either buy out the city’s half share in the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum site for $85 million or enter into a long-term lease, sources close to the negotiations say.  Read more here.

Leave a comment

Filed under Design & Construction, Market & Location, Money & Financials, Stadium Issues

Governor Signs Bills to Help Advance A’s Ballpark Plans

Amid new threats the Oakland Athletics could move to Las Vegas if a lawsuit by the city of Oakland is not dropped, the state capital has signaled its support for a new ballpark in downtown Oakland. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two Oakland-centric ballpark bills last week, each sponsored by local state officials, which will streamline the regulatory process and help fund infrastructure around the proposed site.  Read more here.

Leave a comment

Filed under League & Franchise, Legal, Market & Location

NFL’s Raiders to Share Field with MLB’s Giants

The Oakland Raiders have reportedly chosen to go from sharing O.Co Coliseum stadium next season with Oakland A’s to sharing Oracle Park with San Francisco Giants. The Raiders are scheduled to move to Las Vegas ahead of the 2020 season.

1 Comment

Filed under League & Franchise, Lease & Contracts, Market & Location, Stadium Issues

A’s Will Announce Ballpark Deal Soon

The Oakland A’s are on track to announce a tentative deal to build a new ballpark by the end of the year, Dave Kaval, the club’s president, told Boomskie on Baseball, with a solid projection to open by 2023.  Read more here.

Leave a comment

Filed under Design & Construction, Market & Location, Stadium Issues

Great Record, Empty Seats: Will New A’s Ballpark Significantly Boost Attendance?

As well as the Oakland A’s are playing, one look at their anemic attendance at the Coliseum will tell you why the team is looking to move to Howard Terminal.  Read more here.

Leave a comment

Filed under Design & Construction, Rankings & Attendance, Stadium Issues

Howard Terminal and Coliseum Sites Now Officially on Negotiating Table

The Oakland (CA) City Council this week approved an “exclusive negotiating agreement” with the Oakland A’s, allowing the two to begin talks about constructing a ballpark at the Coliseum, the team’s home for 50 years.  The A’s now have the blessing to study both the Coliseum and Howard Terminal in their quest to build a new ballpark in Oakland.  Read more here.

Leave a comment

Filed under Design & Construction, Market & Location, Stadium Issues

A’s Make Pitch for Coliseum Site

The Oakland A’s are pitching a sweeping offer to the city and Alameda County: The team wants to buy the entire Coliseum site, including the stadium where the A’s have played since 1968, the arena soon to be vacated by the Warriors, the parking lot.  Read more here.  Read more here about the proposed deal.

Leave a comment

Filed under Stadium Issues

Kaval: A’s Committed to Making New Ballpark Site Announcement in 2017

Speaking with members of Bay Area media, Oakland A’s president Dave Kaval said the location of a new stadium for the team is on schedule for announcement this year.  He also talked about improving the overall fan experience at the A’s existing home, including lower beer prices and better food, a larger assortment of merchandise, and doing a better job of honoring the A’s rich baseball history.  Read more here.

Leave a comment

Filed under Amenities & Features, Awards & Recognition, Design & Construction, Food & Beverage, Fun & Atmosphere, Market & Location, Stadium Issues

Wolff Renews Interest in Oakland

Oakland A's LogoThe Oakland A’s have begun talks with an architect to build a baseball-only stadium at the Coliseum site, A’s owner Lew Wolff said Wednesday.  Read more here.

Leave a comment

Filed under Design & Construction, Market & Location, Stadium Issues

A’s Lease Nearly Final

Oakland A's LogoThe Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an agreement to extend the Oakland A’s lease at the O.co Coliseum for another 10 years.  The final step is a vote by the board of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Joint Powers Authority on Aug. 6.  Read more here.  Then, back to the drawing board to secure a new ballpark (somewhere).

Leave a comment

Filed under Lease & Contracts

A’s, City Agree to 10-Year Lease Extension

Oakland A's LogoAfter months of wrangling and public spats, the Oakland A’s and the city they have called home for nearly a half-century agreed to a lease extension that could keep the team at O.co Coliseum through 2024.  Read more here.

Leave a comment

Filed under Lease & Contracts

Council Approves A’s Lease…With Modification, No Answers for A’s Long Term

Oakland A's LogoThe Oakland (CA) City Council set the stage for another rancorous battle with the A’s after the members voted late Wednesday to modify the terms of a lease agreement that would keep the team at O.Co Coliseum for another 10 years.  Read more here.  Meanwhile, sixty-four months after he formed a committee to examine the A’s ballpark situation and six months before he is set to retire, Commissioner Bud Selig still has no answers for the Oakland A’s long-term situation.  Read more here.

Leave a comment

Filed under Lease & Contracts

A’s Lease Renewal Done (Maybe?), Wolff Again Rejects Proposed Ballpark Site

Oakland A's LogoThe Oakland A’s and the agency that oversees the O.co Coliseum have apparently reached an agreement on a 10-year lease extension, according to MLB Commissioner Bud SeligMayor Jean Quan said they are still in negotiations.  Meanwhile, A’s owner Lew Wolff again dismisses the idea of a new ballpark at Howard Terminal.  Read more here.

Leave a comment

Filed under Lease & Contracts

A’s Refocus on Oakland, Seek 10-Year Lease Extension

Oakland A's LogoAfter years of futile attempts to relocate to the South Bay, the Oakland A’s appear resigned to staying put at the Coliseum and are in negotiations for a 10-year lease extension.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

Leave a comment

Filed under Lease & Contracts

A’s Extend Lease at Coliseum

Oakland A's LogoThe Oakland A’s have agreed to a short-term lease that will keep the team at the O.co Coliseum for the next two years through December 2015.  The A’s will pay $1.75 million each of the two years of the extension.  Read more here and here.

Leave a comment

Filed under Lease & Contracts, Stadium Issues

Another Sewage Issue in Oakland, Wolff Says Team Needs Downtown Location

Oakland A's LogoThe Oakland A’s faced another sewage problem at O.Co Coliseum Tuesday night — this time at the bathroom end of the home dugout.  Read more here.  Meanwhile, A’s owner Lew Wolff made the case Wednesday that a new “downtown” stadium, whether in Oakland or San Jose, is the key to unlocking the team’s fan base.  Read more here.

Leave a comment

Filed under Market & Location, Rankings & Attendance, Stadium Issues