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Oakland A’s Choose Laney Site for New Ballpark

The Oakland A’s have settled on land near Laney College as their preferred spot for a 35,000-seat, privately financed ballpark to replace the Coliseum, team officials said Tuesday.  Read more here.

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A’s Launch Ballpark Website and Survey

The Oakland A’s have introduced the latest phase in their ballpark quest, the launch of a website dedicated to the ballpark hunt itself and an exhaustive online survey where fans can share what features they would like in a new venue.  Read more here.

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A Tour of the Three Possible A’s Ballpark Sites

Many people have offered opinions about where the Oakland A’s ought to build a new ballpark, but relatively few of those people have physically visited or closely examined all three of the sites being considered by the team: Howard Terminal, Laney College and the current Coliseum property.  Mercury News sports columnist Mike Purdy gives us a tour.  Read more and watch video report here.

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A’s Narrowing Search for Ballpark Site

The A’s search for a new home in Oakland has narrowed to three locations, but the team appears to have strong interest in a 13-acre site near downtown that is now the headquarters of the Peralta Community College District.  Read more and view aerial photo here.

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A’s Targeting Two Potential Ballpark Sites

The Oakland A’s are reportedly focusing on two sites in the city for a new ballpark: Laney College near Lake Merritt and Howard Terminal on the waterfront next to Jack London Square.  Of the two, sources say the Laney College property is the team’s preferred spot.  Read more here.

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The A’s ‘Will’ Announce Ballpark Site this Year

It appears the Oakland Athletics have plans for a new stadium.  A’s president Dave Kaval said in March that a ballpark site announcement was on schedule for 2017.  But on Friday, the A’s more confidently tweeted “a ballpark site in Oakland will be announced later this year.”  Read more and see tweet here.

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Kaval: A’s Committed to Making New Ballpark Site Announcement in 2017

Speaking with members of Bay Area media, Oakland A’s president Dave Kaval said the location of a new stadium for the team is on schedule for announcement this year.  He also talked about improving the overall fan experience at the A’s existing home, including lower beer prices and better food, a larger assortment of merchandise, and doing a better job of honoring the A’s rich baseball history.  Read more here.

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