Oakland is moving forward with its plan to keep the A’s in Oakland, as the city council voted 6-2 on Tuesday to green light an Environmental Impact Report for a waterfront ballpark.
Oakland’s community and economic development committee voted 3-1 Tuesday to approve spending up to $750,000 to conduct an environmental impact study for a new baseball stadium for the Oakland A’s along the city’s waterfront.
A proposal to build a 39,000-seat baseball stadium for the Oakland A’s near Jack London Square will be discussed at the Oakland Planning Commission’s meeting Wednesday night.
The San Jose city council has reaffirmed its commitment to Major League Baseball and the community in the form of a resolution as it seeks to bring the Oakland A’s to San Jose. Voters will decide this spring whether to use public money for a stadium.
AT&T Park, with its breathtaking views and classic design, was chosen as the Sports Facility of the Year by Sports Business Journal and Sports Business Daily in 2008. The first privately financed ballpark in Major League Baseball since 1962, the San Francisco Giants’ home seats 42,000 fans and has many incredible features.