City councilmember breaks down ugly truth about Oakland A's future in city

"They're a business. They're in it to make money."

Amy Hollyfield Image
ByAmy Hollyfield KGO logo
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Councilmember breaks down ugly truth about Oakland A's future
An Oakland city councilmember in a candid conversation about the future of the A's in Oakland.

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Will the Oakland A's stay or will the go? On Friday, Oakland councilmember Noel Gallo broke down the ugly truth in the fight to keep the team rooted in Oakland.

"We got to remember the Oakland A's, they're a business. They're in it to make money. The Fisher family owns the team, and they're in it to make money and that's the bottom line for them," he says.

RELATED: 'Where they belong': Bay Area sports fans make it known, they want A's to stay in Oakland

As the A's the city council negotiate on a possible waterfront in Oakland to host the team, business owners remain optimistic.

"We would like for people to look at the big picture and see this as a big opportunity," said Logan Taylor, owner of Bae Boats. He and his wife just launched his business in January.

"It's hard. It's frustrating," Taylor said on the thought of the A's moving out of Oakland.

The council is expected to vote later this summer on whether to move forward with a new waterfront stadium for the A's.

RELATED: Oakland mayor reacts to A's threats to relocate as delays with new stadium continue

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf responds to the A's and Major League Baseball threatening to move the team if it can't get a waterfront stadium built in Oakland.

Watch the video player above for the entire story.