Oakland Athletics President Dave Kaval says a site near Lake Merritt for the team’s new ballpark is “uniquely Oakland” and “the location that fits the bill” in terms of access to transportation, good weather and an exciting urban setting.
The A’s announced in January they would build a new stadium in Oakland, and Kaval and his staff have been researching sites and gathering community and fan input since then. Now the team has designated its preferred site — on land owned by the Peralta Community College District. The other two locations under consideration were Howard Terminal on the waterfront near the Port of Oakland, and the area of the current Coliseum in East Oakland.
The team has created a website with more information about the ballpark proposal. Here’s an excerpt of my conversation with Kaval: