Originally posted by ImaMod:
It looks and sounds like were not getting a stadium in San Jose..thanks to territorial rights of the Giants that the A's gave them for FREE when they built At&t park
Usually teams will sell those territorial rights to other teams. A's gave them to the Giants for free and they won't let us build a stadium in SJ. So gay. The Giants may not have that stadium right now if the A's didn't give the rights to them..
Building a team in SF across the bay is a bit different than building it in the South Bay.
SF draws from the peninsula and the south bay, while Oakland draws from the North and East.
putting a stadium in the south bay would DRASTICALLY cut into the Giants potential fan base. old Oakland fans would still root for Oakland from the North and East, and then a substantial number of casual baseball fans from the south bay.
realistically where are the Giants going to draw from besides the peninsula then?
for the record I am a Giants fan, and I am relatively in favor of the A's moving to SJ, but I completely understand the situation and why it would be disallowed.