MLB Commissioner Manfred: 'Not sure we see a path' to build new stadium in Oakland

Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred Jr. speaks during a press conference announcing a partnership with the Players Alliance during the Gatorade All-Star Workout Day at Coors Field on July 12, 2021 in Denver, Colorado.
Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred Jr. speaks during a press conference announcing a partnership with the Players Alliance during the Gatorade All-Star Workout Day at Coors Field on July 12, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. Photo credit Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred on Tuesday said the Oakland Athletics' ballpark saga has become a "critical situation" and casted doubt on the long-term prospects of constructing a new stadium in the city.

During an interview at the Sports Business Journal World Congress of Sports in New York, Manfred was asked about the precarious stadium situations for the A's and the Tampa Bay Rays, the two teams with the poorest attendance across Major League Baseball and whose facilities are largely considered the worst in the sport.

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