Oakland A's: Assessing the History and Future of the New Stadium

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Oakland A's: Assessing the History and Future of the New Stadium

For most A's fans, the A's stadium situation has been nothing more than a headache.

Beginning in 2005 with Lew Wolff's purchase of the team, a new ballpark has always seemingly been a top priority for ownership.

Now in hindsight, there are many that doubt that sentiment. It's obvious to see how someone could consider that notion laughable when looking at ownership's dubious efforts to get a new ballpark deal done, especially when looking to stay in Oakland.

There were even rumors of ownership abandoning Oakland and then purchasing the Dogders.  In this scenario, there was also the chance of the A's being completely lost, literally, as a consequence may have been folding.

Without a new ballpark, there's a good chance that the strain between Lew Wolff and the fanbase may never be remedied.  Even if a new stadium is one day built, there are still many that would resent Wolff.

One thing's for certain though, if the A's stadium situation isn't settled soon, the team's future will only continue to suffer, on the field and off. 

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