Warriors owner and CEO Joe Lacob

Warriors owner and CEO Joe Lacob (Photo credit: Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

Warriors Won't Object If Athletics's Want To Buy Oakland Coliseum

Doug Sovern
March 27, 2018 - 11:34 am

(KCBS RADIO) - The Golden State Warriors tell KCBS Radio they have no problem with the A's buying the entire Oakland Coliseum complex, including Oracle Arena. KCBS Radio Reporter Doug Sovern says the Warriors hope to be playing in their new San Francisco digs, before that happens.

The A's are offering to buy the Coliseum complex from the city and county which would include where the Warriors play. Warriors owner and CEO Joe Lacob tells KCBS Radio he won't stand in the way.

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"It doesn't really matter to us. They're trying to determine their future and to us it doesn't really matter because as you know, we only have one more year in Oakland, in Oracle and then we'll be in our new arena." Lacob said.

The Warriors plan to move to their new Chase Center in San Francisco in the summer of 2019. Lacob doubts the A's would be able to close the deal before then. Given how long it took him to get an arena built. Lacob, who sat down with KCBS Radio after a live interview on sister station 95.7 The Game says his team's departure from Oakland presents a valuable opportunity for the A's.

"There were three teams in the East Bay and now there's one," Lacob said. "That would suggest that there's certainly a lot of room to support that team."

He adds "But they do need a new stadium. They know that. And so they've got to figure that out."