Oakland A's Proposed New Ballpark Near Jack London Square Condos
by Bruce Wagg
on Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 at 12:53pm.
(Picture Courtesy of KGO-TV and Bjarke Ingels Group)
The Oakland Athletics announced today that they have chosen a site on the Oakland waterfront as the site for their new proposed stadium. Located just west of Jack London Square area with its multiple lofts and condos for sale, near the Howard Terminal area, and not far from the newly developing Brooklyn Basin home and condominium project seen below, this stadium promises to be in the center of a great deal of future fan activity, but most importantly, a site close to the many sources of newly developing housing for new residents.
This proposed 34,000 seat complex is well thought out in terms of its location. The stadium picture above illustrates some of the pluses. Whether coming from San Francisco, Marin, Contra Costa County or San Jose, there are plenty of transportation opportunities. The Oakland/Alameda Ferry Terminal can provide a swift and pleasant trip for cross Bay travelers, and pleasant train service is just steps away. Highways 580 and 880 are efficient sources, and are just blocks from the site. BART and AC Transit systems add more options.
The photo above, (courtesy of Signature Development Group), shows the dramatic and imaginative Brooklyn Basin Condo Project that is located nearby on the eastern side of Jack London Square. It is an outstanding mix of homes, condominiums, shops and restaurants that is set in a dramatic marina atmosphere. It is in the process of growth, and expects to open condominium access in the early part of 2019.
While the A's are still in the early stages of conversation with the city of Oakland, this stadium promises to be an outstanding asset to Oakland's ever growing downtown plans. If all goes well, the A's hope to break ground in 2020, and open the stadium in 2023.