Athletics exploring new stadium options on O.co Coliseum site

The Athletics are exploring stadium options in Oakland.
The Athletics are exploring stadium options in Oakland. (USATSI)

On Friday, the Athletics announced architectural consultant 360 Architecture will evaluate design options for a new ballpark on the current O.co Coliseum site, which would keep the team in Oakland.

A's owner Lew Wolff has been unable to make any progress towards getting the team a new stadium in recent years. At one point the club hoped to move south to Fremont, but the Giants own territorial rights and resisted.

The Athletics signed a new 10-year-old lease to remain in the O.co Coliseum in July. The deal allows them to leave Oakland for a new stadium as soon as December 2017 with two years' notice.

360 Architecture was involved in the construction of MetLife Stadium, home of the NFL's New York Giants and Jets.

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