The Oakland City Council voted Wednesday to make changes to a proposed deal that would keep the A's at the Coliseum for the next 10 years.
The council approved the lease agreement but added seven amendments to a deal that was negotiated over the last 14 months by the team and the Coliseum Joint Powers Authority, which governs the stadium.
One of the amendments changes how the A's would inform the city if they end up leaving. Another allows the city to force the A's out of the Coliseum if a deal to develop the site and build a new football-only stadium for the Oakland Raiders materializes.
A's President Michael Crowley said the team could only accept one of the changes, which corrects a typographical error in the lease agreement. It wants to see the remaining language kept "as is."
City Council President Pat Kernighan, who authored the amendments, said after the meeting that she hopes A's owner Lew Wolff accepts the council's vote "as a yes."