Oakland Athletics Get To First Base In Stadium Quest

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Oakland Athletics have gotten to first base in their quest for a new stadium. The city’s port commission on Monday took a first step in providing land at Howard Terminal, where the A’s hope to build a 35,000-seat stadium as part of a housing and retail development. Commissioners tentatively agreed to give the team four years to complete an environmental impact report for the 50-acre site. The current Oakland Coliseum is more than 50 years old. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf supported the commission’s decision. The A’s still have a long way to go before they can get their stadium, including negotiating a lease or sale of the land and receiving City Council and state approval. Opponents say the development would add traffic and disrupt port operations.

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