2-26-18 - A's
Laney College -- permanently shelved?
2-26-18 - A's
Oakland Coliseum --
Access abounds.
2-26-18 - A's
Howard Terminal --
 Oakland mayor's preference.

Amaury Pi-Gonzalez

Oakland Coliseum Is Still In The Game

By Amaury Pi-Gonzalez
Discussions are starting this month by the City of Oakland to buy the Coliseum and the adjacent Oracle Arena.

This is what Karen Boyd, spokeswoman for the city of Oakland, said: "The city of Oakland and Alameda County are aligned in the view that development of the Coliseum property would be simplified and streamlined with a single owner that controls all aspects of the future development process."

City Administrator Sabrina Landreth said in a statement to the San Francisco Chronicle: "To that end, the city and county are engaging in discussions on the terms of an agreement that will be mutually beneficial. We will publicly discuss the outcome of these negotiations at the appropriate time."

This is very significant because if the Oakland Athletics cannot build their new park at Howard Terminal, the current location of the Oakland Coliseum will be the one waiting on deck.

The Oakland Raiders are moving to Las Vegas in 2020. Their stadium is under construction.

The Golden State Warriors are moving in 2019 to the Chase Center. Their stadium is also under construction in San Francisco. It's within walking distance from the San Francisco Giants' AT&T Park.

In September 2017, the A's officially announced that the Laney College location was their preferred location but in December the A's swung and missed strike one when the Peralta Community District Board of Trustees said no and added that they didn't even want to start negotiating.

Right now the A's management have their sights set on Howard Terminal, which BART doesn't approve. But if they swing and miss strike two, they will have a count of 0-2, with one pitch remaining and that would be the place where they have been playing for over 60 years, the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum.

Would the A's even consider the rebuilding of the Coliseum to a much more baseball only, fan-friendly ballpark with a capacity of around 45.000? This will not be a face lift, but they will demolish the Coliseum, and rebuild a brand-new ballpark. If that materializes, the A's will have to play their games in another park for the time being, while they build a new one at the current location. But that would be another show.

The saga of the new ballpark for the Oakland Athletics continues, which makes things look more like a Telemundo novela as the days go by.

Oakland A's play-by-play announcer Amaury Pi-Gonzalez is now entering his 24th season as the Voice of the A's for all Spanish broadcasts. For a sixth straight year, Pi-Gonzalez will also do selected games for the Los Angeles Angels on Fox Sports Network West in Southern California. Reprinted courtesy Amaury Pi-Gonzalez: That's Amaury's News and Commentary. For more information, visit: SportsRadioService

3-6-17 - Pops

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