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Postby thedude » Wed Nov 09, 2005 2:00 pm

[url=http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2218504]Associated Press


SAN JOSE, Calif. -- San Jose officials ratcheted up their efforts to lure the Oakland Athletics to the South Bay after the City Council agreed to buy an abandoned sausage factory where a ballpark could be built.


The council voted unanimously on Tuesday to spend $5.7 million for the shuttered downtown facility. Officials also agreed to spend $700,000 for studies on the environmental and economic impacts of building a stadium.


The city is looking to acquire a total of 13.5 acres for the project, which would first need voter approval. A local law prohibits the city from spending public money on a ballpark without voter consent.


The studies are needed to produce a ballot measure, and if voters ultimately decide against a stadium the land can be resold or used for other purposes, City Attorney Rick Doyle said.


"It's a very, very good investment," said Vice Mayor Cindy Chavez.


The A's are dissatisfied with the team's current facility, McAfee Coliseum, which it shares with the Oakland Raiders, and negotiations on an expensive new facility are proving difficult. Oakland A's managing partner Lew Wolff said he wants to keep the team in Oakland but is open to moving.


Another Bay Area city has also expressed interest in attracting the A's if negotiations with Oakland fail. Last month, the Fremont City Council voted to hire a consultant to examine the feasibility of building a stadium in that city.

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Postby bronxxbomber » Wed Nov 09, 2005 2:28 pm

hmmm, i like this. force oakland to make a choice on how to keep the a's. it's not like fans care about them anyway.
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Postby Coppermine » Wed Nov 09, 2005 5:35 pm

San Jose's a pretty big market too, isn't it?
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Postby thedude » Wed Nov 09, 2005 5:50 pm

Coppermine wrote:San Jose's a pretty big market too, isn't it?




San Jose City, California Statistics and Demographics (US Census 2000)

San Jose Population: 894943



Oakland City, California Statistics and Demographics (US Census 2000)

Oakland Population: 399484
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Wed Nov 09, 2005 6:05 pm

why dont they just call them the los angeles a's of oakland, san jose, and newfoundland. that should allow them a sufficient fan base.
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Postby rlee » Wed Nov 09, 2005 6:06 pm

Haven't the A's been kicking this around for 20 years? :^
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Postby George_Foreman » Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:48 pm

j_d_mcnugent wrote:why dont they just call them the los angeles a's of oakland, san jose, and newfoundland. that should allow them a sufficient fan base.
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Postby BritSox » Wed Nov 09, 2005 8:23 pm

I thought they tried this before, but it failed because the SFG had the territorial rights?
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Postby Half Massed » Wed Nov 09, 2005 8:26 pm

BritSox wrote:I thought they tried this before, but it failed because the SFG had the territorial rights?


They do. And I for one am hoping the A's don't move. I heard they're going to stop selling upper deck seats though, which are the largest amount of seats in the stadium. It would force fans to buy more expensive tickets and effectively shrink the ballpark.
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Postby Yoda » Wed Nov 09, 2005 8:35 pm

Half Massed wrote:
BritSox wrote:I thought they tried this before, but it failed because the SFG had the territorial rights?


They do. And I for one am hoping the A's don't move. I heard they're going to stop selling upper deck seats though, which are the largest amount of seats in the stadium. It would force fans to buy more expensive tickets and effectively shrink the ballpark.


Oh I'm sure that will go over very well for paying customers. ;-7

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