Oakland proposed three sites for A’s stadium

After almost nine months of meetings, three new waterfront sites have been proposed in an effort to keep the “Oakland” in Oakland A’s. All three are near Jack London Square, within walking distance of BART, the ferry and close to Interstate 880. They are the following:

1) Port of Oakland’s Howard Terminal

2) Embarcadero and Oak Street known as Victory Court

3) Jefferson and Second streets, known as Jack London North

The Oak Street site would be linked to Lake Merritt by a walkway along the Lake Merritt Channel.

The stadium would take 4-5 years to build and would be surrounded by what is becoming a booming retail and dining business community.

For so many years, the A’s and their dated stadium have been the ugly stepsister hiding in the shadow of the Giants and all their privilege…wouldn’t it be nice to finally let her get braces and a push-up bra and let her get some of the attention finally? I think the Oakland A’s fans deserve it. What do you think?

Here’s the SF Chronicle article: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/12/11/MNR81B2EFR.DTL

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