Coliseum Authority Votes to Accept 10-Year Lease with Athletics

OAKLAND — The Oakland A’s will be staying at the Coliseum for the next ten years after a vote Thursday morning by the Oakland Alameda County Joint Powers Authority.

KRON 4’s Haaziq Madyun reports the authority voted 6-2 in favor of the lease with the Athletics.

Oakland City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan, who is running for Mayor, was one of the no votes.

Council member Larry Reid, who had opposed the deal going into the meeting, told the board members he had changed his mind.

That followed presentations from Authority staff members who warned of economic consequences to the area if the Athletics were to leave. A’s owner Lew Wolff had reportedly threatened to move the team immediately if the lease failed.

Wolff and the A’s continue to argue the team needs new facilities.

Stay tuned to KRON 4, the KRON 4 Mobile App, and for the latest on this developing story.

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