Business leaders move ahead with waterfront ballpark plan

Oakland business leaders move ahead with waterfront ballpark plan

January 23, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
San Jose city officials are once again taking aim at Major League Baseball. San Jose wants the A's and on Thursday the city's lawyers filed a new claim against the league for interference with contract. It was filed in Santa Cruz County Superior Court.

It's the first step in trying to overturn last year's decision that dismissed the city's antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball. The city also filed an appeal of that ruling with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

San Jose says MLB violated anti-trust laws by failing to act on a bid to move the A's to the South Bay. MLB has said the Giants currently have territorial rights in San Jose.

Business leaders push forward with Oakland waterfront plans

Oakland business leaders are pushing forward with plans to try to secure land for a new waterfront baseball stadium for the A's near Jack London Square.

According to our media partner, the Oakland Tribune, a five-member consortium is moving ahead to seek control of the 50 acre Howard terminal, in hopes that A's co-owner Lew Wolff will build a ballpark there.

On Wednesday, Wolff again rejected the site, which he has repeatedly said is not feasible. Regardless, Wolff did meet with city officials to learn more about the mayor's proposal to transform the coliseum complex into a sports and entertainment hub.

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