OAKLAND, CA – SEPTEMBER 05: A general view of the Athetics logo durring the game between the Oakland Athletics and the Houston Astros at O.co Coliseum on September 5, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Major League Baseball has instructed the Athletics to explore relocation options as the team tries to secure the new ballpark it hopes for to stay in Oakland.
MLB released a statement Tuesday expressing its longtime concern that the current Coliseum site is “not a viable option for the future vision of baseball.”
A’s owner John Fisher said in a statement he will honor MLB’s instructions but remains committed to continuing to pursue the waterfront ballpark proposed for construction in the city’s Howard Terminal location, close to the popular Jack London Square neighborhood.
The Athletics have a long, rich MLB history.
The team started in Philadelphia and then moved to Kansas City before moving to Oakland in 1968.
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