SF Giants willing to share stadium with A’s, temporaily

March 1, 2014

If the A’s built a new stadium in the East Bay and needed a temporary home, the SF Giants would be willing to help out, says team president.

The Giants are open to temporarily share their AT&T Park in San Francisco with the Athletics if need be. Such a scenario would arise if the A’s build a new stadium and need a temporary home.

However, there’s a catch. The offer wooly stands if the A’s don’t relocate to San Jose in the south bay. The Giant’s have territorial rights in San Jose and have blocked the A’s proposal to relocate there.

“They’ve got to come up with a long-term plan,” Giants president Larry Baer told the San Jose Mercury News. “Once that’s arrived at, then maybe you’ll take a step back and say, ‘Is there something we can do to be helpful?’ As a neighborly thing.”

They’ve got to come up with a long-term plan. Once that’s arrived at, then maybe you’ll take a step back and say, ‘Is there something we can do to be helpful?’ As a neighborly thing.

Teams sharing a stadium is not new in baseball. In 1975, the Mets shared their Shea Stadium with the Yankees, when Yankee Stadium was being renovated that season.

Source

ESPN.com news services. Giants willing to share AT&T Park. ESPN, 2014.

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