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Written by The Staff   
Monday, 09 October 2006 07:30

Proposed A's FacilityThere are indications that the Oakland Athletics may soon be the Fremont Athletics. The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that the A's are purchasing up parcels around the proposed 143-acre site owned currently by Cisco Systems where the stadium and other mixed use development would be, in an attempt to get a better investment on the deal before property values skyrocket around the site location, as seen in and around facility development such as the new Washington Nationals stadium project.

As reported:

"I think it's pretty clear we are spending a lot of time in the Fremont area,'' said A's managing partner Lew Wolff. "Obviously, if we can acquire land around (the proposed stadium) and make it better, we will do that.''

The A's and Fremont officials are trying to stay low-key, hoping to avoid a rush on real estate that would drive up prices before the team commits to a ballpark site. Wolff says the A's will make that call before the end of the year.

The A's are hot to leave the Coliseum, where they'll be on a year-to-year lease after 2007. And their options for staying in Oakland or moving to downtown San Jose -- floated as a possibility from time to time -- are shrinking.


"We can't go into the Giants' territory (meaning San Jose, or anywhere in Santa Clara County for that matter), and that's fine," Wolff said. "We want to stay in Alameda County."

(The San Francisco Chronicle)

 
 
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