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Tuesday, March 09, 2004
Schott wants new stadium soon.
Oakland Athletics owner Steve Schott said Saturday that his team needs a new stadium if it's going to keep winning.

"We need a new stadium to continue being competitive," Schott said during his annual "State of the A's" spring address. "We're lagging behind the other teams that don't have new stadiums, like Minnesota and Florida. We feel we can't compete if we don't have one."

Schott said the team has looked at other locations in the East Bay, but is most interested in building a facility in the South Bay, in or near San Jose.

But the San Francisco Giants consider the South Bay their territory and have complained to Schott and baseball Commissioner Bud Selig about any stadium proposal in that area.

"If we ever talk about a stadium down there, they just go berserk," the A's owner said. "They like crying about it a lot."
(SF Gate)

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