Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Port of Oakland Ballpark

By Karen Robes Meeks

On May 13, the Port of Oakland Commissioners are expected to consider a proposal that would give the Oakland Athletics four years to meet certain criteria necessary for the building of a new ballpark at Howard Terminal.

The terms include completing a report on the potential environmental effects of such a project, securing land use approvals and real estate agreements.

The port stated that “a positive vote on the outlines of further actions does not commit the Port to the project.” Regulatory, land use and environmental impact report must be completed and approved before an agreement can be binding.

The vote does culminate yearlong talks between the port and the baseball team.