Manica Architecture image: Howard Terminal ball park design for the Oakland A’s which is facing a lot of roadblocks
On That’s Amaury’s podcast:
#1 The Sierra Club has raised environmental concerns regarding traffic and transit issues at Howard Terminal for the A’s new ball park build will this be another road block to stop the A’s construction at Jack London Square?
#2 Among other issues that were mentioned by the Sierra Club Sea level rise, contamination toxic waste and parking. The Sierra Club suggested that the A’s were better off staying at the Oakland Coliseum location where there was BART and freeway access. The A’s are dead set on getting out of Coliseum.
#3 Oakland City Council had already agreed on the sale of the city’s share of the Oakland Coliseum and Alameda County is prepared to sell their share of the Coliseum property as well.
#4 The A’s will buy the property to develop the land for retail, entertainment and a ball park for local schools and colleges. The A’s will not purchase the Coliseum land until they are 100% approved to develop their new ball park at Howard Terminal.
#5 On Sunday the Oakland A’s had 42 players at the Oakland Coliseum ready for workouts but due to results from testing last Friday were delayed due to the 4th of July Holiday weekend and workouts were rescheduled on Monday.
Amaury Pi Gonzalez is the Oakland A’s Spanish play by play announcer and does That’s Amaury each week at http://www.sportsradioservice.com