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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

New Oakland Ballpark plans released

Our ballpark at Howard Terminal, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), returns the baseball experience to the roots of the sport, while reimagining the ballpark anew. A “ballpark within a park,” the intimate stadium is nestled carefully into its urban surroundings.

To create the most intimate experience in baseball, plans call for a total capacity of around 34,000 - including fixed seats and general admission experience areas - to be arranged in the closest configuration possible to home plate, along with an elevated park that wraps and frames the bowl, coming down to meet the waterfront. The square block of the ballpark district will sit neatly within the extended urban fabric of Oakland, transforming the ballpark’s concourses into street, and concessions into restaurants. Diverse programming embedded within and around the ballpark will ensure the ballpark, and the park that sits atop it, are active on game days and non-game days alike.

The privately financed ballpark will anchor a new, vibrant waterfront district that will feature a mix of housing, including affordable housing, offices, restaurants, retail, small business space, parks and public gathering spaces.

I’m linking to the A’s publicity site, which includes drawings of the stadium and what they’d plan to do with the Coliseum afterwards.  Not a local, but I like amibitious ideas like this, especially with the “privately financed” part (knowing full well there’s still all sorts of tax breaks and what-not also included).


Friday, September 07, 2018

Braves, Cobb in legal dispute over millions in stadium costs

We can be sure of only one thing…taxpayers will be screwed either way.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 07, 2018 at 08:54 PM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: braves, stadium deals

Wednesday, August 22, 2018


 

 

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