The Oakland Athletics need a new home. Their ballpark is old and broken. For about 10 years, the team has been thinking about moving to several locations in northern California, including locations in San Jose, Sacramento and Oakland.
But what do the fans want? It's your turn to vote. Below are all the major ideas and proposals.
How it works: You can vote once per proposed stadium. If you like all the ideas, vote for all of them. If you only like two of the ideas, vote for two of them, etc.
Upvote the proposals you like.
Location: Oakland, CA, west of Jack London Square
Designed by: MANICA Architecture
Howard Terminal is a proposal to build a ballpark just west of Jack London Square, right on or close to the water. Howard Terminal is a part of the Port of Oakland. The City of Oakland likes the potential of a ballpark here, although the owners of the Athletics are less enthusiastic about the site.
Location: San Jose, CA, just south of HP Pavilion.
Designed by: 360 Architecture
Cisco Field is a proposal to move the Athletics to San Jose, one hour south of their current Oakland home. The proposal is a small ballpark just south of SAP Center (formerly HP Pavilion), in a very central location in San Jose. Both the City of San Jose and the current Athletics owners are pushing to make this happen, although the San Francisco Giants own territorial rights in the city.
Location: Oakland, CA, east of Jack London Square
Designed by: D’Sjon Dixon
Estuary Waterfront Project was developed by East Bay native D’Sjon Dixon, to build onto the current public seven acre grassfield Estuary Park, located just a few blocks east of Jack London Square. Newballpark.org has some reservations, but the renderings, idea and proximity to downtown and Jack London Square intrigue the mind.
Location: Oakland, CA, near 66th Ave
Designed by: JRDV Architects
Coliseum City is a gigantic plan/concept to demolish the current O.co Coliseum (where the A’s currently play) and Oracle Arena (home of the Warriors) and build a new football stadium, baseball ballpark and basketball arena. This Coliseum City will also have mixed-use buildings for retail and residential use. The City of Oakland generally supports this idea and the current A’s ownership (and Raiders) are somewhat interested.
Location: West Sacramento, CA
Designed by: HNTB
Raley Field is an idea to take the current ballpark of the Sacramento Rivercats (the Athletic’s AAA team) and remodel it into a bigger stadium, more fit for the MLB. This is an option if the Athletics have a difficult time relocating in Oakland, San Jose or elsewhere in the Bay Area.