The City of Oakland has unveiled three waterfront sites as potential spots to build a new ballpark for the Oakland Athletics and ultimately keep the team from leaving town.

As the small-budget A's have seen before, there are still plenty of hurdles ahead. In the past they haven't been able to find a suitable spot to build and were set to leave Oakland and move to nearby Fremont until that plan fell through.

More recently, owner Lew Wolff has been determined to move the team to San Jose _ though the San Francisco Giants hold the rights to that territory. Wolff felt the A's had exhausted their options in Oakland after several years of trying.

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