A's agree to Coliseum lease extension

The Oakland Athletics will continue to make their home in O.Co Coliseum.

The team reached agreement on a 10-year lease extension to remain in a facility that has experienced sewage and lighting problems recently.

A's owner Lew Wolff signed off on the agreement after the Oakland City Council made several modifications last week. The Alameda County Board of Supervisors must give final approval, which is considered a formality.

The A's have played in the Coliseum since 1968.

"I'm very pleased that this is behind us and we can now get on with our various activities," Wolff said.

Both sides squabbled during lease negotiations for the past few months. There were threats that the team could move from Oakland, and concessions were made for the team to pay reduced rent.

As part of the deal, Wolff agrees to continue discussions about building a new ballpark in Oakland.

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