Port of Oakland commish says land deal with A’s will be final before Opening Day

There may be some members of Port of Oakland as connected as Commissioner Michael Colbruno, but few have a Twitter account to communicate the pace of negotiations with the Oakland Athletics, in their effort to procure the land at Howard Terminal for a new ballpark. Last weekend, in a response to A's fan Sal Ferraro, … Continue reading Port of Oakland commish says land deal with A’s will be final before Opening Day

We love the A’s, say community activists, just not a ballpark at the Peralta site

Alvina Wong, right, with a Chinatown businessowner who expressed concern about an A'sballpark near Laney College.OAKLANDAlvina Wong grew up in Chinatown. As a child she walked with her grandmother to buy groceries, learned Chinese calligraphy and made friends in the park. "That's the type of community we have in Chinatown as well as East Lake … Continue reading We love the A’s, say community activists, just not a ballpark at the Peralta site

A’s choose site for downtown ballpark: It’s Laney College

An overview of the general area the A'splan to build a 35,000-seat, privately-financed ballpark in Oakland.OAKLANDAfter years of uncertainty and concerted efforts by the Oakland Athletics to build a new ballpark in Fremont, then San Jose, the team has chosen a downtown location near Laney College in Oakland.The San Francisco Chronicle reported news of the … Continue reading A’s choose site for downtown ballpark: It’s Laney College

A’s are looking at two different Port of Oakland properties

OAKLANDOakland Athletics management identified Howard Terminal as one of five potential sites for a new ballpark in Oakland. Mayor Libby Schaaf and her predecessor Jean Quan have advocated for the same waterfront site, located just north of Jack London Square. And last week, the Athletics announced it would reveal sometime this year where they intend … Continue reading A’s are looking at two different Port of Oakland properties

Thurmond bill seeks to outlaw smokeless tobacco at MLB ballparks in the state

Assemblymember Tony Thurmond at a Sacramento ParkMonday announcing his bill to ban smokeless tobaccoin Major League ballparks in California. PHOTO/@TonyThurmondASSEMBLY | 15TH DISTRICT | Assemblymember Tony Thurmond wants to take the spittoon out of Big League clubhouses and ballparks.Thurmond, who represents Berkeley, Richmond and parts of Oakland, plans to introduce a bill that will ban baseball players and … Continue reading Thurmond bill seeks to outlaw smokeless tobacco at MLB ballparks in the state

A’s Moving Forward with Designs for Potential Oakland Ballpark

Team photo: Alameda County and Oaklandofficial at a press conferences alongwith Athletics co-owner Lew Wolff.COLISEUM AUTHORITY | Oakland A’s co-owner Lew Wolff said team officials met last Monday with an architect regarding a potential ballpark at the current Coliseum site.His comments came following a vote Wednesday morning by the Coliseum Joint Powers Authority (JPA) to … Continue reading A’s Moving Forward with Designs for Potential Oakland Ballpark

Port Begins Talks with Oakland Waterfront Ballpark Group; Option for Warriors Included in ENA

Howard Terminal is big enough for two sportsvenues and could be an option for the Warriors.PORT OF OAKLAND | HOWARD TERMINAL | The Port of Oakland and a group of local business leaders hoping to build a new waterfront ballpark near Jack London Square for the A’s are now officially talking. Port commissioners approved on … Continue reading Port Begins Talks with Oakland Waterfront Ballpark Group; Option for Warriors Included in ENA

Port of Oakland Readies Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with Downtown Ballpark Investors

An artist's rendering of a proposed ballparknear Oakland's Jack London Square.PORT OF OAKLAND | HOWARD TERMINAL | The Port of Oakland staff will recommend at its next meeting Mar. 27 to approve an exclusive negotiating agreement with a group of Oakland business interests hoping to build a waterfront ballpark at the port-owned Howard Terminal north … Continue reading Port of Oakland Readies Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with Downtown Ballpark Investors

Port of Oakland Rejects Maritime Uses for Potential A’s Ballpark Site

Berths 67-68, otherwise, known as Howard Terminal.PORT OF OAKLAND | HOWARD TERMINAL |The Port of Oakland unanimously rejected three proposed maritime uses for the 50-acre Howard Terminal site near Jack London Square, one of which environmental groups vehemently opposed due to concerns over the proposed shipping of coal and petroleum coke through the port. In addition, … Continue reading Port of Oakland Rejects Maritime Uses for Potential A’s Ballpark Site

Port of Oakland Delays Decision That May Clear Howard Terminal for A’s Ballpark

The proposed 38,000-seat ballpark that some hope will be built at Howard Terminal,just north of Jack London Square.PORT OF OAKLAND | HOWARD TERMINAL | Before groups interested in building a new downtown ballpark at the Port of Oakland's Howard Terminal can more forward with their plans, port commissioners need to exhaust the property's potential maritime uses. However, … Continue reading Port of Oakland Delays Decision That May Clear Howard Terminal for A’s Ballpark

Warriors Owners Interested In Buying The A’s; Building Downtown Ballpark

Warriors owner Joe LacobOAKLAND | BALLPARK | The Oakland business leaders who are pushing the effort to build a new home for the A’s on the city’s waterfront apparently are not the deep-pocketed investors behind the plan to build a $500 million facility at Howard Terminal. It’s also clear that the cash-strapped city has no … Continue reading Warriors Owners Interested In Buying The A’s; Building Downtown Ballpark

Quan Says Oakland Has Ballpark Design That Sidesteps Regulatory Issues At Howard Terminal

OAKLAND | BALLPARK | Oakland Mayor Jean Quan says the city will soon reveal a site design for a ballpark at Howard Terminal that will allow it to skip some regulatory hurdles. While addressing the Save Oakland Sports group at Ricky's Sports Theatre in San Leandro, Quan says a forthcoming plan that includes a waterfront ballpark just 100 feet from … Continue reading Quan Says Oakland Has Ballpark Design That Sidesteps Regulatory Issues At Howard Terminal

Reid Hints A’s Ownership Is Showing Renewed Interest In Oakland

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | To quote a famous line from the movie Moneyball, “What is happening in Oakland?”Three weeks ago, Oakland Councilmember Larry Reid voiced reservations over the state of sports in his city. At a Coliseum Joint Powers Authority meeting in late November, his mood was dour. However, sometime between Thanksgiving and the onset … Continue reading Reid Hints A’s Ownership Is Showing Renewed Interest In Oakland