A’s reach 10-year lease deal to stay at Coliseum

Oakland Coliseum has had sewage issues in recent years and remains the only stadium to house both NFL and MLB teams.

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff says the club has reached a 10-year lease agreement with the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority to stay at the Oakland Coliseum.

Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig commended both sides for reaching a deal on a lease extension, while offering, ”I continue to believe that the Athletics need a new facility and am fully supportive of the club’s view that the best site in Oakland is the Coliseum site.”

The two-time AL West champion Athletics are still hoping for a new stadium.

The rundown Coliseum has had multiple sewage problems in the past year and an outage affecting the outfield lights on June 14.

AP Baseball Writer Janie McCauley contributed.

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