Oakland Athletics: Lew Wolff Says the Coliseum is in the ‘Worst Shape in All of Sports’

February 25, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff watches a bullpen session during spring training at Papago Park Baseball Complex. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

It is no secret that the O.Co Coliseum is outdated and the Oakland A’s are in dire need of a new stadium.

That point was proven when the locker rooms were flooded with water and sewage as a result of excessive flushing from the sellout crowd who watched the A’s defeat the Seattle Mariners 10-2 on Sunday afternoon.

Both teams had to leave their locker rooms and shower in the Oakland Raiders’ locker room, and the San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser witnessed players “racing up and down stairs in towels and shower shoes.”

On Monday, A’s owner Lew Wolff sounded off on the incident.

“The facility is in perhaps the worst shape in all of professional sports,” he told Eric Fisher of the SportsBusiness Journal. “I have apologized to the Mariners for this situation which is not within our control as we are a tenant in the Coliseum. I had hoped that we would be close to moving into a new venue by now, but that goal continues to be elusive.”

That goal does continue to be elusive, as Bud Selig and his cohorts have yet to make a decision on the A’s proposal to move to San Jose.

There are rich teams, and there are poor teams. Then there’s 50 feet of crap. And then there’s us.

- Billy Beane / Brad Pitt

On Sunday, the A’s were literally in 50 feet of crap.

 

 

Topics: Coliseum, Lew Wolff, Oakland Athletics

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  • mantisfists

    Wow. Just………wow.