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Website Advertises Preliminary Construction Plans For San Jose Ballpark

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SAN JOSE (KCBS) – A Major League Baseball stadium is far from being a done deal in San Jose, but preliminary reports have appeared online for possible construction plans.

The online listing is for construction of a 32,000 seat baseball stadium in San Jose. According to bidclerk.com, the stadium includes concession areas, restrooms, ticket boxes and even VIP areas.

The estimated construction start date is January of 2013, something that came as a surprise to many city officials.

KCBS’ Matt Bigler Reports:

“While I can appreciate why this would capture more attention than the reconstruction of my front porch, the reality is we don’t have any more news,” said San Jose City Councilman Sam Liccardo.

He said the city is still waiting for Major League Baseball to green light the project.

Michael Miller, executive director of the Builders’ Exchange of Santa Clara County, said the posting was a surprise to him as well.

“There’s nothing confirmed that any contractor has seen regarding projects or specifications for the building,” he said.

Builders’ Exchange is a competitor of Bidclerk.

“A lot of companies like that issue reports based on rumors,” said Miller.

Meanwhile, the San Francisco Giants remain vehemently opposed to the A’s moving to Silicon Valley, where they claim territorial rights.

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