MLB Favors New A's Stadium in Oakland

New MLB commissioner supports new Oakland ballpark.

The A's are looking at "various options" for building a new ballpark in the Bay Area.

And Oakland is on the list.

Keeping the A's in Oakland is absolutely something owner Lew Wolff as well as new Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred are keen on, according to the Bay Area News Group.

Wolff had planned to build a new ballpark in Fremont almost a decade ago before setting his sights on San Jose.

But with the economy as well as MLB itself helping to block those two options -- San Jose is officially San Francisco Giants territory, according to the league -- Wolff is "re-energized" about the prospect of an Oakland ball yard.

However, nothing is certain -- including where they might play and who would build it.
Oakland officials are hoping to keep both the A's and the Oakland Raiders happy with new fields near the current Coliseum, according to the report.

New Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf appears to have rekindled both teams' interests in their hometown as well.

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