[T]he A’s took another incremental step in their quest for a new stadium in San Jose today when the San Jose City Council voted 10-1 to approve extending a land purchase option to the team.
San Jose is granting the A’s a two-year option to buy about five acres of land downtown, near HP Pavilion and the Diridion Station. The option will cost the A’s $50,000, and there is a $25,000 option for a third year. At any point during that time - presumably only if and when MLB gives approval for such a move - the team may then purchase the land for $6.98 million.
There are a lot of interesting details in the article; about Lew Wolff's possible interest in the Dodgers, his interest in San Jose, and something I didn't know: No other two-team market has designated territorial rights.
For those of you who know the stadium situation well, any thoughts on the update? Is this potential good news for the A's as a franchise? Do the A's have any other options but the San Jose angle right now? What are your thoughts?