The Oakland A’s plans to build a 35,000-seat ballpark in downtown Oakland near Lake Merritt derailed Wednesday when the community college district that owns the land halted talks with the baseball team. Read more here.
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Short of fancy renderings and sleek fly-through videos, the Oakland A’s have something much more important when it comes to building a new ballpark: a plan. Baseball America takes a look at the A’s road map to do the project right. Read more here.
The Peralta Community College District, which owns the land where the Oakland A’s want to build their new ballpark, is facing some tough financial times. Reportedly, teachers have privately shared that they fear the school’s need for money could propel the Peralta Board of Trustees into a lease deal with the team. Read more here.
The Oakland A’s pitch for a new ballpark next to Laney College got a big thumbs-down from the school’s faculty and students, with representatives of both groups voting “no” on the idea of a 35,000-seat stadium. But, the Oakland Chamber of Commerce found that city residents back the ballpark proposal by a 2-1 ratio. Read more here.
They don’t yet own the land, but the Oakland A’s now have their design lineup to start the planning efforts on how to fit a ballpark between Lake Merritt and an elevated freeway. Read more here.
Oakland A’s and city officials foresee fans mostly taking transit to games and making the experience more of a field trip — with dinner, drinks and entertainment before and after. Fewer people would be climbing into cars and rolling down the freeway to attend a game, then heading straight home afterward. Read more here.
Oakland (CA) voters support a new downtown ballpark next to Laney College by a 2-1 margin, according to a poll to be released Wednesday morning. Read more here.