Henry Gardener, the Coliseum Authority's interim executive director, said earlier Tuesday that A's executives claimed the team had "no ability to pay".
There's a long history of Major League Baseball owners crying poor, including with weird claims about how much they'll lose in a season with no fans.
"They said because they haven't used it, they were not able to generate revenue and they have no ability to pay", Garden told the outlet. "Maybe there are some things we are willing to negotiate and waive, but we can't just say no rent".
The report said the A's attorney, D'Lorna Ellis, sent a letter to the authority citing the "force majeure" clause in the contract that could absolve it of its payments in the event of a catastrophe.
JO 2020 : Les "vrais problèmes" des Jeux de Tokyo
Le 24 mars, le CIO a reprogrammé du 23 juillet au 8 août 2021 les JO de Tokyo initialement prévus du 24 juillet au 9 août 2020. Des mesures de " quarantaines pour une partie des athlètes et des participants " ne sont pas à exclure.
The A's didn't respond to the Mercury News' request for comment.
In a letter sent March 31, D'Lorna Ellis, A's General Counsel, wrote that the organization "recently learned that the Coliseum Complex is being evaluated as a potential surge site to accommodate individuals impacted by the virus, and we support its use for that goal if needed".
"We trust that you understand and agree with our position in the interest of public health and safety", Ellis wrote.
"The A's have fully supported the health directives and community efforts by the City of Oakland, Alameda County and the State", the statement said. Authority board member Ignacio de LaFuente blasted the A's, saying, "it's just an excuse to try to not pay when the city needs the money the most".
The A's had planned to build a new ballpark at Oakland's Howard Terminal by 2023, and the team officially agreed to purchase Alameda County's shares of the Coliseum in December. And yes, the A's aren't getting their usual revenues right now, and yes, it's far from clear that they'll actually play baseball games at the Coliseum this year.
L'ensemble du club, de ses partenaires et de ses supporters maintiennent leur Union sacrée pour notre territoire! Ce qui ne change donc à ses yeux " en aucun cas la nature et le fondement " de ses recours.
Sunday's event drew the largest television audience for a NASCAR race since March 2017, excluding the flagship Daytona 500 . Sunday's race at Darlington was missing fans in the stands, but TVs were tuned in to The Real Heroes 400.
The S&P 500 posted five new 52-week highs and no new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 53 new highs and nine new lows. Nearly half of S&P 500 stocks are down 20 per cent or more since Feb 19, underscoring how uneven the recovery has been.
Avec son talent, il a su porter haut le flambeau de la culture guinéenne en général et celle mandingue en pariculier. Il fit ses armes à Bamako au sein du fameux Rail Band fondé en 1970 par le Malien Salif Keita.
After the play-in phase, there would be 16 teams remaining, and the postseason would finish with four best-of-seven series. Now, before we go any further, it's important to stress that this format hasn't yet been finalized or approved.
La catastrophe survient quelques jours seulement après que le Pakistan a autorisé la reprise des vols commerciaux internes. Des images des lieux de l'accident ont été partagées par des témoins sur les réseaux sociaux.
On se souvient notamment des finales mémorables de 1997 et 1998 perdues face aux Chicago Bulls de Michael Jordan . Après trois saisons sur le banc des Bulls, Jerry Sloan dirige le Utah Jazz à partir de 1988.
Oakley is already contracted by the National Football League to provide visors that some players use on their face masks. The protection face masks offer, however, is for those who could be infected by the person wearing the mask itself.
The blooms the researchers mapped can remove as much carbon from the atmosphere as driving a auto a million miles would create. In these areas, the temperature rises to a little over zero degrees Celsius in the Summer months (November-February).
San Siro va bien être détruit
Divisé sur cette entreprise, le conseil municipal avait fait appel à l'avis de la commission régionale en charge du patrimoine. Après plusieurs réaménagements, il ne reste qu'un petit vestige de la partie la plus ancienne du stade, construite en 1926.
Khashoggi's family 'forgives' his killers
Therefore we the sons of the Martyr's Jamal Khashoggi announce pardoning those who killed our father, seeking reward God almighty. But Salah, Khashoggi's eldest son, was the only sibling who meant to carry on living in Saudi Arabia , the newspaper said.