(Part-1) The Oakland A's prevented the minor league B's from playing at the Coliseum.

Oakland, Calif.— In late June, the minor league Oakland B's wanted to use the Oakland A's Coliseum for a night of nostalgia, but the pros vetoed their deal as exclusive rights holders.

Co-founder Paul Freedman emailed 70 times to secure one special game at one special venue where he and many others have childhood memories months ago, before the Oakland Ballers were official and mostly just a dream.

ASM Global, which operates the building for the Coliseum Authority, which leases the ballpark to the A's through this year, informed Freedman and co-founder Bryan Carmel of their signed contract and deposit.

In November, MLB owners overwhelmingly authorized the A's move to Las Vegas, where they will play in a new ballpark on the Strip in 2028. Where Oakland will play once the Coliseum lease expires is unknown.

Due to their license deal with the Coliseum Authority, the A's had exclusive rights to play professional baseball at the Coliseum and denied to provide approval for the Ballers. Oakland and Alameda created it as a joint powers agency.

We are happy to work with the JPA on other ways to celebrate and promote professional baseball in Oakland,” A's veteran Vice President of Stadium Operations David Rinetti said in an email to ASM Global shared by the team with The Associated Press.

The B’s, an expansion team in the independent Pioneer League, planned to sell tickets for a June 29 game against the Colorado Owlz as “a celebration of Oakland’s baseball legacy and the Coliseum” and “a joyful farewell and celebration

We began negotiations to play at the Coliseum in July, and by December we had signed our lease and paid our deposit,” Freedman recalled. “A few days after Christmas, we were informed that the A's would enforce a clause in their stadium contract that prohibits other professional baseball teams from playing at the Coliseum.

Watch this space for further developments.