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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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The Week That Was: August 17

Summer-collegiate attendance, Sir Paul McCartney closing down Candlestick Park and financial issues faced by several teams were news in the work of baseball this week. The top stories on Ballpark Digest this week, as measured by page views. The big stories this week all centered around summer-collegiate attendance, with readers eager to see the numbers […]

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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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