Libby Schaaf: MLB Commissioner warned city that A's could relocate to Vegas

Oakland City Council seeks to quell rapidly rising worries over A's future

MLB Commish Threatens to Move Oakland A's to Vegas Over Stadium Lawsuit

Manfred confirmed Tuesday that Las Vegas came up during a meeting with Schaaf, but said there are no plans for the A's to move.

"The reports of that are accurate", Schaaf said in the interview with KTVU. It's owned by Alameda County and the City of Oakland. "That is the city that came out of his mouth".

The City of Oakland is now suing, against Schaff's wishes, Alameda County, over the county's attempts to sell it's half of the stadium to the A's.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the next hearing will be held November 14. The Oakland Raiders are moving to Las Vegas in 2020 and the Golden State Warriors opened the new Chase Center in San Francisco for a pre-season game last Saturday.

The next hearing in the lawsuit is set for November 14 - but Schaaf said on Monday that she's confident about working something out to keep the team in Oakland.

A judge issued a temporary restraining order last week that blocked the sale after the city sued the county. Schaaf said Manfred's choice of a possible relocation city was intentional.

"I've been clear about the path to keeping the A's in Oakland - build a privately financed ballpark that's responsible to taxpayers and enhances neighborhood vitality", she said, via KPIX on Monday. I see this path.

"I don't think that it serves the public when two governmental entities are suing each other", Schaaf said. The city said the county did not negotiate "in good faith" for the required 90-day period.

For their part, the A's say they are shocked by the lawsuit. After all, the commissioner has in the past rejected the idea of the team leaving Oakland, saying previous year, "I believe that there is not another market in the United States that has the upside potential that Oakland has, and I think we would regret leaving Oakland". The board of supervisors are so well-intentioned.

Manfred shares the A's opinion - the Chronicle reported Manfred feels the Athletics' ability to redevelop the Coliseum while building at Jack London Square is an "all in one" deal.

Latest News