A's announce plan to build new park at Howard Terminal, redevelop Coliseum site

Waterfront stadium is slated to be opened in 2023

Karl Buscheck
November 28, 2018 - 9:47 am

Courtesy of BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group

The Oakland A's are planning to build a new ballpark at Howard Terminal and to redevelop the Coliseum site. The team announced the news in a Wednesday morning press release.

The park, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), is set to be opened in 2023.

“We are excited to build a bold, iconic ballpark at Howard Terminal,” president Dave Kaval said in a statement. 

"This design will allow us to blur the boundaries of a traditional ballpark and integrate into the surrounding neighborhood," Kaval continued. “However, this undertaking is bigger than baseball. In addition to developing at Howard Terminal, we plan to redevelop the Coliseum to help that site realize its full potential for the residents of Oakland for the long-term. We look forward to continuing our work with the community to develop both projects."

Some important notes on the proposed plan:

*Capactiy of around 34,000

*Park will be privately financed

*The team will begin a “120-Day Action Plan” centered on five key items: (1) gathering additional community feedback; (2) beginning the environmental review process at Howard Terminal; (3) negotiating an agreement with the Port of Oakland; (4) developing a framework with public officials for the Coliseum redevelopment; and (5) developing a framework for an economic and community benefits agreement

*Preliminary plans for the Coliseum redevelopment include a large park, surrounded by substantial new housing, including affordable housing, a skills center, community gathering space, office and retail developments, and restaurants

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