Monthly Archives: July 2021

An Oldie, but a Goodie (2001/2002 Oakland A’s HOK Ballpark Study)

I am going to write a few history pieces about the Oakland Athletics 20+ year attempt to find a place to build a park in the Bay Area. Think of this as a sort of Doctor Who inspired trip through ballpark sites all over the East and South Bay (Is Fremont South or East?). For a lot of us who have been following almost all of that time, we know this started in earnest with the HOK (now Populous) 2001 Ballpark Site Study and here is the Executive Summary for your reading pleasure:


The Only Thing Oakland and Alameda County Officials Have to Fear is Fear Itself

Monday night, I listened to Oakland A’s President Dave Kaval, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association VP and General Counsel Mike Jacob, and African American Sports and Entertainment Group Founder Ray Bobbitt take turns talking about the future of the A’s, Howard Terminal and the Coliseum Complex on KALW’s State of the Bay. There was also a prerecorded message from Oakland City Council Member and Vice Mayor Rebecca Kaplan. All of this was moderated by Grace Won and Ethan Elkind.

A lot was said and, as usual, I have thoughts.

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