A war of words is developing between the A's and the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority, with the A's offering the latest jab.
A's president Michael Crowley released the following statement on Wednesday, hours after a press release from the Authority:
“First, we owe no back rent or any other amounts. We did deduct rent payments in the past for items that we are allowed under our lease, but that was our negotiated right.
Second, there is absolutely nothing in either our lease offer to them or their counter proposal to us that mentions any kind of subsidy. In fact, under our final offer we would immediately invest no less than $10 million in the facility and our rent would rise from the amounts that we have paid over the last decade.
We have nothing additional to offer and as a result there will be no further negotiations.”