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Update on the Stadium Situation

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The San Francisco Business Times ran this piece exploring the A's stadium issue and their hopes to build it in the Coliseum parking lot.

It's a piece that basically says most of what's already been reported on before in various different places.

Input from the A's, ownership or otherwise, is noticeably absent from the article, although Ginsberg does go into great depth about Lewis Wolff's San Jose connections.

I'm still skeptical that a new stadium will happen in Oakland, but perhaps that's from seeing too many deals die on the vine.

But it isn't like there isn't anyone pushing.

"The city ought to be willing to do what it did for the Raiders and the Warriors. We need to step up to the plate and see what our share will be, now that the A's have said they would commit $100 million," (Councilman Larry) Reid said. "If the policy makers fail and the A's leave, we have no one to blame but ourselves."

Whether or not that makes a difference, who knows. I tend to doubt it.