Mercury Times reporter Tracy Seipel interviewed Paul Staudohar, professor emeritus of business administration, for the article, “Experts: Giants' World Series success could boost chances for A's move to San Jose.”
Oakland A's co-owner Lew Wolff has been hoping to persuade three-quarters of his fellow team owners to terminate the Giants territorial rights to the South Bay. The Giants have insisted South Bay fans and corporate sponsors are crucial to their bottom line. Various experts, including CSUEB’s Staudohar, have mixed opinions as to whether or not the Giants' series win could help Wolff’s cause.
Staudohar thinks the Giants' success will raise the stakes for the A's to provide a product that can compete for fans and sponsors. "It will put a certain amount of pressure on the A's to try to rise to the occasion,'' said Staudohar.”It may provide some incentive for the A's to make a move and try to get into a new ballpark in San Jose.''
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