Supes to vote on Oakland A's Coliseum deal

Workers affix a green tarp over upper deck seats at McAfee Coliseum Wednesday, March 15, 2006, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The board has previously announced its support, and will vote on Tuesday.

After reviewing several modifications made by the Oakland City Council last week, A's owner Lew Wolff agreed to the terms of a 10 year lease extension to keep the team at the Coliseum.

The extension already has been approved by the board of the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Authority. The deal is expected to bring in an estimated $20 million to the city and county.

The Coliseum has hosted the A's since 1968, but the facility has recently had sewage and lighting problems. The team and the city had been in bitter negotiations over the terms of a new deal before inching closer to an agreement in recent weeks.

The terms of the lease include:


  • Improvements to the facility


  • Revenues of $20 million to the city


  • A $1.6 million penalty to the team if they break the lease


  • A good faith agreement from Wolff to try to build a new stadium for the A's in Oakland


  • The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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