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https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea...to-reopen-talks-with-A-s-on-sale-14812463.phpThe Oakland City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to enter into exclusive negotiations with the Oakland A’s to sell the city’s half of the Coliseum, a step forward in a battle between Oakland and the baseball team.
But the city has not yet dropped its lawsuit against the A’s, which it filed to block the county’s sale of its share of the 155-acre site to the team.
After the lawsuit was filed in September, the A’s offered the city to either buy their half share in the Coliseum site for $85 million or enter into a long-term lease. In return, the city would have to drop the lawsuit it filed to block Alameda County’s sale of its half to the team.
On Tuesday, Councilman Larry Reid told The Chronicle that the city has not dropped the lawsuit yet because of several “minor things that need to be resolved.”
“There are a couple points of contention that need to be resolved. They are not real major issues, and hopefully, they will be able to get resolved within the next two days,” Reid said. “If they get resolved, then we direct the city attorney to drop the lawsuit.”