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A’s agree to 10-year lease to stay in Oakland

The Athletics have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland, the team and city officials announced Tuesday. After reviewing several modifications made by the Oakland City Council last week, team owner Lew Wolff said he agreed to the terms of the lease to keep the team playing at the Oakland Coliseum. The deal must still be approved by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors on July 29. The board has previously announced its support. As part of the new lease, city leaders say the team agrees to stay in Oakland for at least two years and face a $1.6 million per year penalty if leave they before the lease is up. The Coliseum has hosted the A’s since 1968, but the facility has recently had sewage and lighting problems. – Associated Press



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