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Wolff makes pitch for Quakes to play in 2008 MLS season
by Ridge Mahoney, June 22nd, 2007 7AM
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Oakland A's co-owner Lewis Wolff visited the MLS league headquarters this week along with several staff members of Earthquakes LLC to make his pitch to start play next season, with stadium arrangements to be decided.

Wolff is discussing with the City of San Jose a two-pronged proposal. He is seeking city approval to re-zone of large parcel of land from industrial use to residential, on which would be built housing. Those residential developments would supply funds that would be used to build a stadium on city-owned land south of the San Jose International Airport.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber and President Mark Abbott listened to Wolff's presentation. Wolff's exclusive option on a San Jose doesn't expire until March 2009, but he is also working under a mid-September deadline to reach an agreement with the City of San Jose.

Over the next two weeks the MLS Board of Governors will discuss details of Wolff's proposals, which include playing at Stanford University or the use of multiple sites until the San Jose facility is ready, with a vote to be held probably before the All-Star Game July 19.



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