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The A's have opened talks with an architect regarding the construction of a new baseball stadium at the site of the current Oakland Coliseum, according to a San Francisco Chronicle report.
"I've always loved Oakland. I love our fans. But we need a new venue," owner Lew Wolff told the newspaper. "We're going to make our sincerest effort to do that."
The A's have a new 10-year lease that will keep them in Oakland at least through the 2018 season.
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"This lease is very important to us," Wolff was quoted. "It was a little more confusing than we thought it would be, but at the end of the day we're all in the same family. ... Now we've got a winning streak in Major League Baseball as well as with the (Alameda County Board of Supervisors)."
With the lease finally ratified, the talks can turn to building a new ballpark.
"It's been a long, frustrating 15 months," Coliseum board member Larry Reid said. "Now we can begin talking about building a new stadium."