Thursday, May 3, 2012

Clorox voices support to keep A’s in Oakland

Don Knauss, the chairman and chief executive officer of The Clorox Company, recently held a press conference to express his desire to keep the Oakland A’s “where they belong” – in Oakland.

“Clorox strongly and enthusiastically endorses the efforts of the East Bay business community and city of Oakland to keep the Oakland A’s here in a new, world-class stadium,” he said.

Knauss continued that, “The business community is committed to helping drive an effort to support the current ownership group in their quest for a new stadium so long as they are committed to staying in Oakland. However, if the current ownership group is not committed to Oakland, we want to make clear that Oakland and the East Bay business community are ready to step up to the plate to help ensure the A’s stay home where they belong – in Oakland.”

Knauss, in fact, said that a new potential ownership group has been identified should the current ownership wish to sell.

Knauss is the former president and CEO of the Minute Maid Company, where he was actively involved in the design of the new Houston Astros downtown ballpark and subsequently secured naming rights to change the name to Minute Maid Park.

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1 Comments:

At May 3, 2012 at 12:24 PM , Anonymous Jim Zelinski said...

We support any effort to keep the A's, Raiders and Warriors in Oakland.

Jim Zelinski/Zelinski Public Relations
Co-Founder: SaveOaklandSports (www.saveoaklandsports.org).

 

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