MLB Commissioner Bud Selig on O.co Coliseum: ‘It’s a pit’
It’s been called a stinker. And sometimes even worse.
It’s O.co Coliseum, the home of the Oakland Athletics.
A couple of times this season, a sewage problem at the Coliseum flooded the clubhouse level and forced the Athletics to use the shower in the Raiders locker room.
Even MLB Commissioner Bud Selig has chimed in on the decrepit stadium, which was opened in 1966. He is not even sure when the team will be able to get a new stadium but hopes it will happen by the time he retires.
“It’s a pit,” Selig said on CBS Sports Radio. “It reminds me of old County Stadium and Shea Stadium. We need to deal with that. I’ve had a committee working on it for two or three years, and there’s no question we’re going to have to solve that problem.”
“Look, you have one team that wants to move and the other team doesn’t want them to move, and it’s a very complicated situation. Before I leave, I’m satisfied we’ll work out something.”
“I’m not happy about it. It’s an unfortunate mess. I wish there was an easy solution, but in truth, there is not an easy solution.”