After a public dust-up six weeks ago, the A's and their landlords at O.co Coliseum are nearing agreement on a 10-year lease extension for the team to stay in Oakland.

The joint Oakland-Alameda County board that oversees the Coliseum complex has scheduled a special closed door meeting Friday morning to review recent lease negotiations with the team, said Oakland Councilman Larry Reid, who also sits on the Coliseum board.

A's co-owner Lew Wolff said Thursday that a lease extension could be inked within two weeks.

"Everybody is cooperating now on both sides," Wolff said in a telephone interview.

In April, the two sides traded barbs after the A's quickly rejected a 10-year lease extension that Coliseum board officials emailed to reporters.

This time around both sides refused to divulge details of the extension including whether it would come with any commitment from the A's to further explore building a new ballpark in Oakland or whether there would be an escape clause should the A's get permission to move to San Jose.



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