Sunday, March 21, 2010
Selig: No question A's need new venue
PHOENIX -- Baseball commissioner Bud Selig met with Oakland Athletics officials on Sunday in regard to a new stadium but said there is no timetable on when a committee he formed to study the issue will put forth a recommendation on how to proceed.
"There is no question that the A's cannot compete [financially] in the venue they're in," Selig said, referring to the team's longtime home, the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
Selig met with San Francisco Giants officials a week ago to discuss territorial rights. The Athletics have considered a move to San Jose, among other Bay area locations. The Giants currently have a Class A team in San Jose.
"There still is information we are looking for. It is a complicated process with a lot of complex issues and is time-consuming," Selig said. "But we would still like to move as expeditiously as possible."