Bloom: A’s down to nitty gritty in location of new ballpark

From SABR member Barry Bloom at Forbes.com on March 13, 2018:

The Oakland A’s are starting off the season at square one, both on the field and in their ongoing quest to build a new ballpark within the confines of the city in which they’ve played since 1968.

Nothing says celebration like playing their 50th anniversary season in the last of the dumpy multi-purpose stadiums.

The A’s have been reviewing three sites for the past few years. Their No. 1, the Peralta Community College District near Lake Merritt, was given a surprise sledgehammer this past December when the school’s trustees ordered the college to stop negotiating with the team.

The Oakland Coliseum seems to be a non-starter. In fact, the A’s just moved their offices out of the old building to a new space near Jack London Square, the heart of bustling tourism on the lip of the East Bay.

That leaves the near-to-the-offices Howard Terminal site. It’s not perfect, but that’s where the A’s might land.

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Originally published: March 13, 2018. Last Updated: March 13, 2018.