A look at latest plan for a new Oakland baseball stadium

The A's say their park will be "privately financed" and will seat 34,000.
A look at the latest new plan for an Oakland stadium. [Courtesy Oakland A's}
A look at the latest new plan for an Oakland stadium. [Courtesy Oakland A's}
Published November 28
Updated November 28

The Rays aren't the only team trying to get a new stadium built, and the Oakland A's today unveiled their latest plans — for a new stadium in the Howard Terminal area of Oakland to open in 2023 and a redevelopment of the current site of the Coliseum.

The A's say it will be a "privately financed ballpark" that will seat 34,000 and "anchor a new, vibrant, waterfront district" including housing, restaurants, retail, small business and public spaces, though some reports suggest they will use federal tax dollars to subsidize constructions costs through development in the area.

Also of note, the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the site is too windy to be open to the waterfront so a viewing deck will be built, and the lack of parking necessitates plans for "an aerial gondola to shuttle 6,000 fans an hour from downtown Oakland over Interstate 880 and the railroad tracks."

Here are some of the pretty pictures the team released today, with more information available at oaklandballpark.com :

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