City of San Jose suing MLB over A's move

What hope do A's fans have with San Jose lawsuit?

City of San Jose suing MLB over A's move
June 18, 2013, 11:00 am
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The Oakland Coliseum opened in September of 1966. (COMCAST SPORTSNET)

Programming note: Watch San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed's press conference addressing the lawsuit against MLB, streaming live Tuesday at 1 p.m. right here.

The city of San Jose will file an antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball on Tuesday, according to NBC Bay Area.

The city will be represented by a private law firm and seek past damages for preventing the Oakland A's from moving to San Jose.

[RELATED: MLB releases statement after O.co Coliseum clubhouse sewage spill]

"I have no details," A's owner Lew Wolff told the Los Angeles Times in response. "However, I am not in favor of legal action or legal threats to solve business issues."

Reached by CSNCalifornia.com, MLB declined to comment.

[DOWNLOAD: City of San Jose's official complaint]

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed will discuss the lawsuit around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

The Coliseum's dilapidated state was brought into focus when, following the A's 10-2 win over the Mariners on Sunday, plumbing problems forced the two teams to share a locker room.

[RELATED: MLB releases statement after O.co Coliseum clubhouse sewage spill]

Coliseum officials said the six-day homestand, which drew 171,756 fans, overtaxed the plumbing system at the 47-year-old stadium. The problem coaxed strong words from Wolff, who said the A's stadium "is in perhaps the worst shape in all of professional sports."

[REWIND: Wolff: Coliseum in 'worst shape in all of professional sports']

The Oakland Coliseum, which opened in 1966, remains the only facility in the United Stated called home by both an MLB and NFL team.

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