Report: Oakland, A’s ‘far apart’ on terms for an extension

Apr 2, 2024, 3:29 PM

A general view during the national anthem before the Oakland Athletics game against the Cleveland G...

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 28: A general view during the national anthem before the Oakland Athletics game against the Cleveland Guardians at Oakland Coliseum on March 28, 2024 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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If no news is good news, then Oakland Athletics fans should still have some hope. How much hope though, is unknown.

The team’s lease with the Coliseum expires after the 2024 season, forcing the A’s to find a temporary home until their new ballpark in Las Vegas is built. And the earliest a Las Vegas ballpark could be 2028. So there are three seasons where the team’s home is up in the air.

On Tuesday, the two sides met, but according to ABC7’s Casey Pratt, the A’s released a statement saying they “appreciate Oakland’s engagement” but the two sides “are far apart on the terms needed to agree on an extension.” Pratt added in a follow-up post to X that Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao released a statement saying, “Oakland made a fair and reasonable offer to the A’s. We await their response and look forward to continuing discussions as necessary.”

This past weekend, terms of the deals presented by Oakland to the A’s were leaked. According to ESPN and ABC7, the deal from the city includes a five-year lease extension with an opt-out clause at three years.

Sactown Sports host Carmichael Dave posted to X that Sacramento will meet with the franchise on Wednesday.

“All signs point to a deal being struck and an announcement either end of week or early next,” Dave posted.

Upcoming schedule for the Oakland Athletics

  • Monday, April 1st-Wednesday, April 3rd – vs. Boston Red Sox
  • Friday, April 5th-Sunday, April 7th – @ Detroit Tigers
  • Tuesday, April 9th-Thursday, April 11th – @ Texas Rangers
  • Friday, April 12-Sunday, April 14th – vs. Washington Nationals

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