Golden State Warriors owner has interest in A’s

April 8, 2014

Current NBA Golden State Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob has recently expressed his interest in purchasing the A’s and taking a good look at the Howard Terminal site for A’s relocation.

Oakland Athletics owners Lew Wolff and John Fisher have repeatedly expressed a lack of interest in moving the A’s to a waterfront site in Oakland, like the Howard Terminal.

Current NBA Golden State Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob has recently expressed his interest in purchasing the A’s and taking a good look at the Howard Terminal site for A’s relocation.

“I am and have been very familiar with this site and I think it has interesting potential as a site for a new baseball stadium,” Lacob stated. “I believe that MLB might hold a similar view; I can’t speak for them.

“If I were the city of Oakland, I would be excited by the prospect of development of that site and the potentially revolutionary impact on the city of Oakland. Look at what the Giants ballpark did to stimulate development and positive change in the south of Market area of SF.”

If I were the city of Oakland, I would be excited by the prospect of development of that site and the potentially revolutionary impact on the city of Oakland.

However, current A’s owners Wolff and Fisher insist they’re not interested in selling the A’s, despite speculation that they could sell for as much as $700 million.

Source

Kawakami, T. Joe Lacob has interest in A’s, sources say. Mercury News, 2014.

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