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Company scouts new locations for A’s

Bay City News Service
Monday October 22, 2001

The Kansas City, Mo., company that designed Pacific Bell Park in San Francisco has been hired to scout locations for a new stadium for the Oakland Athletics. 

Oakland and Alameda County officials say building a baseball-only park is central to keeping the A’s in town. 

The team’s current ownership has never made a secret of its dislike of the Network Associates Coliseum, which was extensively remodeled for football when the Raiders returned to Oakland in 1995. 

HOK Sports Inc. is expected to complete its study by the end of November, and its findings will be presented to A’s officials by the end of the year, said Rosie Rios, director of economic development for Oakland.