A's Owner: We Want New Stadium, In Oakland

Lew Wolff says he's ready to build a new baseball stadium in Oakland.

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    Oakland Athletics fans cheer at O.co Coliseum in this file image. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

    The A's are staying in Oakland -- and they may even stay near the Coliseum in a new ballpark built just for them.

    A's owner Lew Wolff said Wednesday he's begun talks with an architect to design a "new venue" for the baseball club -- in Oakland, and on the present-day site of the Coliseum, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

    The A's will stay in Oakland at least through 2018, under terms of a new lease that was finally ratified on Tuesday.

    Negotiating the lease took 15 months of often contentious negotiations, with the threat the entire time that the A's would complete their long-rumored, even-more contentious move to San Jose.

    None of that was mentioned Wednesday, when Wolff said that he loves Oakland and will make "the sincerest effort" to build a new ballpark for the A's in Oakland.