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Selig visits Oakland on farewell tour

Bud Selig was at Coliseum last night on his Farewell to Major League Baseball tour and expressed regret he was leaving office without a final solution to the Oakland Athletics ballpark situation. He was blunt in an assessment of his performance regarding the A’s, where there’s been a lack of concrete new-ballpark developments in […]

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A’s close to lease extension; Wolff confirms interest in new Coliseum-area ballpark

With the Oakland Athletics on the verge of signing a new ballpark lease, managing partner Lew Wolff reiterated his conditional interest in building a new ballpark in the Coliseum area. The 10-year lease is pretty standard: the A’s took control of Coliseum concessions (with Ovations contracted to provide them) and will continue that arrangement, but […]

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Oakland’s Coliseum City runs into hurdles

A lack of enthusiasm from potential lessees and the rising cost is threatening the proposed Coliseum City development that could house a new Oakland Athletics ballpark. City officials, along with Colony Capital, have proposed using the current 132-acre Coliseum/Oracle Arena site as well as surrounding land for a large development that would include retail, housing […]

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Lashbrook: Hillsboro could temporarily host relocating Oakland A’s

If the Oakland Athletics were to leave the Coliseum for Portland, Hillsboro Ballpark — home of the Hillsboro Hops (short season A; Northwest League) could serve as a temporary home, according to Lynn Lashbrook. Lashbrook, president of Sports Management Worldwide, took a tour of the 4,500-capacity ballpark and proclaimed it could be expanded to the […]

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Ovations lands Oakland A’s concessions deal at Coliseum

Ovations Food Services landed the food and beverage concessions deal at Coliseum for the Oakland Athletics and the NFL’s Oakland Raiders, in a three-year deal announced yesterday. Ovation is a subsidiary of the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm Comcast-Spectacor. Aramark will continue to handle merchandise operations at the stadium. “Ovations has established a national […]

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