MLB Commissioner Says A's Need to Fast-Track Stadium

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Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred says it’s time for the City of Oakland to get serious about keeping the Oakland Athletics in town and get plan for a new stadium finalized.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Manfred said it was an “all in one” proposition for Oakland, telling the city that it needs to drop its lawsuit over the Coliseum land sale or risk the A’s relocating to another city.

“He kind of laid down the law,” councilman Larry Reid, who also sits on the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority, told the Chronicle.

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