Oakland A’s Pursue Two $1 Billion Stadium Deals as Coliseum Decays Around Them

Jun 11, 2022

The Oakland A’s have reached an inflection point, both for the stadium they currently occupy and where they may play in the future. The Oakland Coliseum is 56 years old, with a list of maintenance issues that make a feral cat’s hair stand up.

The cat infestation—and its accompanying feces problem—are among many items on a list the A’s filed in a recent complaint with the Coliseum’s Joint Powers Authority that also includes broken seats and plumbing problems among the many issues.

“The stadium is 10 years past its useful life,” Dave Kaval, the club’s president, said as the A’s were swept in a four-game home series by the Boston Red Sox this past weekend. “So, it’s a very challenging situation. We’re doing the best we can. We need to have a modern fan-friendly facility.”

To that end, a decision on where the A’s will eventually play could finally come soon: In a ballpark on part of the Oakland waterfront known as the Howard Terminal or on a still undetermined parcel of land located near the Las Vegas strip.

“Our parallel paths continue,” Kaval said.

Source: Yahoo Sports (Photo by: San Francisco Chronicle)