Report: A’s will soon stop paying its minor league players

A week after reports the notoriously penurious Oakland A's ownership decided it will not pay its $1.2 million rent at the Coliseum, comes news the team will stop making weekly $400 payments to its minor league players starting next week. ESPN's Jeff Passan tweeted the tidbit on Tuesday evening, citing unnamed sources. https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/status/1265432930614198272 A back … Continue reading Report: A’s will soon stop paying its minor league players

Oakland City Council seeks to quell rapidly rising worries over A’s future

The Oakland City Council is asking the city administration to iron out its differences with the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, who are proposing to sell their half of the  Coliseum complex to the Oakland Athletics. “In the interest of reducing strife and litigation, the Oakland City Council has unanimously asked our Administration to meet … Continue reading Oakland City Council seeks to quell rapidly rising worries over A’s future

State Senate approves Howard Terminal infrastructure district bill

Legislation that would help the City of Oakland finance infrastructure and transportation projects for a new ballpark at Howard Terminal was approved Monday by the State Senate. At the time of the vote, Senate Bill 293, which was authored by East Bay state Sen. Nancy Skinner, was approved 34-0. The bill would allow Oakland to … Continue reading State Senate approves Howard Terminal infrastructure district bill

Port of Oakland to approve Howard Terminal term sheet with A’s

The Port of Oakland Board and Oakland Athletics are set to sign an exclusive four-year term sheet to lease the Howard Terminal waterfront property to the team and construction of a new waterfront ballpark. An item on the term sheet is scheduled to come before the Port of Oakland Board of Commissioners on May 13. … Continue reading Port of Oakland to approve Howard Terminal term sheet with A’s

A’s ballpark legislation passes early committee; another bill to be heard Wednesday

Like an early season extra-inning baseball game, A's fans waited all afternoon for an opportunity to show their support for an Assembly bill that could stitch together a crazy quilt of land trust issues for the proposed Howard Terminal ballpark It wasn't a walk-off victory just yet, but the Assembly Natural Resources Committee Monday evening … Continue reading A’s ballpark legislation passes early committee; another bill to be heard Wednesday

Daysog inquires whether A’s can link ballpark gondola to Alameda

During Alameda Councilmember-elect Tony Daysog's previous two stints on the City Council he was known as a wonky and hard-working public servant. The third incarnation of Councilmember Daysog appears no different. Even before his swearing-in ceremony on Dec. 18, Daysog is already at work. After news of the Oakland Athletics' plan to build a new … Continue reading Daysog inquires whether A’s can link ballpark gondola to Alameda

A’s pick Howard Terminal for new Oakland ballpark

If all goes well, the new A's ballpark would be ready in time for the 2023 season.

A’s CEQA bill sent to suspense file

Bonta's AB 734 is expected to return to the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday

Bonta adds green certification to A’s ballpark bill; passes senate judiciary

Bill that would expedite potential years-long CEQA lawsuits for a new A's ballpark in Oakland now heads to Senate Appropriations.

Let’s play two: OAKLAND enters ENA with A’s for Coliseum property

Weeks after the Oakland Athletics signed an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with the Port of Oakland to study the feasibility of a new ballpark at Howard Terminal near Jack London Square, the team entered into a similar arrangement late Tuesday night with the City of Oakland in order to secure the site for a new stadium … Continue reading Let’s play two: OAKLAND enters ENA with A’s for Coliseum property

EBC AGENDA: May 11-17 — A’s-Oakland Coliseum ENA; Budget talks all over the East Bay; ALAMEDA revamps council rules

--OAKLAND-- Regular council meeting, Tuesday, May 15, 5:30 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE] --A'S COLISEUM ENA-- The Oakland City Council is about to move on Mayor Libby Schaaf's pledge last month for the city to enter into an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with the Oakland Athletics with an eye on the city purchasing the county's portion of the jointly-owned … Continue reading EBC AGENDA: May 11-17 — A’s-Oakland Coliseum ENA; Budget talks all over the East Bay; ALAMEDA revamps council rules

A’s letter: Coliseum or bust!

OAKLAND COLISEUMA report Monday that the Oakland Athletics are interested in buying the Coliseum complex, but the letter sent by Athletics management to city and county officials more notably hints the team views the long-standing stadium issues as the Coliseum or bust.The Laney College site is long gone after the team seriously fumbled the negotiation process … Continue reading A’s letter: Coliseum or bust!