SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) _The Oakland Athletics, along with the MLS San Jose Earthquakes, have selected an architect to design the teams’ proposed privately funded stadiums.
While the San Francisco Giants hold the territorial rights to San Jose, Commissioner Bud Selig could soon make recommendations on how to proceed.READ MORE: California Drought: Water Crisis ‘Couldn’t Be Worse’ On Oregon-California Border
He formed a committee to study the issue and has regularly said the run-down Oakland Coliseum isn’t a viable long-term option for the small-market A’s.READ MORE: Newsom Budget Targets Cleaning Up California; 'The State’s Too Damn Dirty'
A’s and Earthquakes owner Lew Wolff announced Tuesday that 360 Architecture had been selected for the projects. The company handled the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., the home of the Jets and Giants.MORE NEWS: University of California Drops SAT, ACT Test Scores From Admission Requirements
The $500 million initial phase of the project calls for a 65,000-seat main stadium for the A’s if they are allowed to move, a 10,000-seat secondary stadium and four training soccer fields.