Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Sunday, August 05, 2012

SFGate: Matier & Ross: “Secret” Meeting Held On A’s Port-Ballpark Plan

Those in attendance included Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, City Administrator Deanna Santana, City Council President Larry Reid, Alameda County Board of Supervisors President Nate Miley, County Administrator Susan Muranishi, plus a delegation of high-profile ballpark boosters led by Clorox CEO Don Knauss and developer Mike Guilmetti.
For months, Quan and company have been publicly touting the idea of building the new ballpark next to the Oakland Coliseum as part of a huge sports, housing and retail complex.

But this meeting focused on a waterfront ballpark—most likely at Howard Terminal at the Port of Oakland.

The idea would be for the cash-strapped port to sell the land for a badly needed $40 million—a move Quan might now be able to swing after her recent appointments to the Port Commission.

Although not stated at the meeting, the message was that—contrary to what A’s managing partner Lew Wolff says—the town does have a viable plan and site, and if he is not interested in staying, then the team should be sold to someone who is.

The blue-ribbon committee also met a day earlier with San Jose officials about the status of their ballpark plans.

Hey, guys: how about a floating ballpark?? (Too bad there’s no access to international waters, where even the Giants can’t claim territorial rights…)

Don Malcolm Posted: August 05, 2012 at 05:58 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: athletics

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Walt Davis Posted: August 05, 2012 at 10:08 PM (#4201186)
Deanna Santana

Rosanne Rosannadanna's Latina cousin.
   2. Tripon Posted: August 05, 2012 at 10:25 PM (#4201192)
Well, he giants just claimed Oakland was their's too. They were just letting the a's use it.
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 05, 2012 at 11:21 PM (#4201218)
Does the secret meeting involve a MYSTERY TEAM?
   4. Tripon Posted: August 05, 2012 at 11:41 PM (#4201227)
The Oakland rays?

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 14 August 2014: The American Pastimes of Rock ā€™nā€™ Roll, Baseball and Poetry
(2596 - 8:24pm, Aug 19)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogAin't no WEEKEND OMNICHATTER until someone gets punched in the face, for August 19-20, 2017
(56 - 8:24pm, Aug 19)
Last: Bote Man

NewsblogArthur: Buster Posey Has Quietly Become A Lock For Cooperstown
(71 - 8:04pm, Aug 19)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogMLBTR: Dodgers Acquire Curtis Granderson
(11 - 8:02pm, Aug 19)
Last: The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott)

NewsblogRed Sox want to do away with 'racist' legacy of famed Yawkey Way
(107 - 7:36pm, Aug 19)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

Gonfalon CubsNow or Never
(100 - 7:24pm, Aug 19)
Last: Brian C

NewsblogMLB Commissioner says approval for sale of Miami Marlins is on track | Miami Herald
(9 - 7:08pm, Aug 19)
Last: Bote Man

NewsblogSkunk in the Outfield
(27 - 6:21pm, Aug 19)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogOT: New Season August 2017 Soccer Thread
(151 - 3:39pm, Aug 19)
Last: madvillain

NewsblogOT-NBA off season thread
(1808 - 2:28pm, Aug 19)
Last: 2 dudes are better than STIGGLES; i'm both of em

NewsblogMLB.com: O's/Angels hit 10 home runs; Manny caps it off with Walk-Off Grand Slam
(1 - 2:19pm, Aug 19)
Last: LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim

NewsblogTwins Byron Buxton evolving as a hitter | MLB.com
(24 - 1:59pm, Aug 19)
Last: LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim

NewsblogSummer Top-100 Prospects | FanGraphs Baseball
(24 - 1:41pm, Aug 19)
Last: Tim M

NewsblogOMNICHATTER eats punks like you for breakfast, for August 18, 2017
(123 - 1:33pm, Aug 19)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

Sox TherapyThe Gauntlet
(68 - 9:55am, Aug 19)
Last: Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com

Page rendered in 0.2758 seconds
49 querie(s) executed