Athletics

Athletics

The A's proposed waterfront ballpark took another step forward Wednesday. 

The California State Assembly passed Assembly Bill 1191, which would allow for the A's to construct a privately financed ballpark at Oakland's Howard Terminal site. The legislation passed 56-0, according to A's president Dave Kaval. 

"We still have much work ahead of us, but this is another significant milestone for our club and our city,” Kaval said in a statement Wednesday. 

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The bill, authored by Oakland Assemblymember Rob Bonta, will now move to the state senate for consideration.

On May 13, the Port of Oakland's Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a term sheet with the A's that would give the team four years to complete all of the preparatory work needed to lease Howard Terminal. Those steps include securing necessary land use permits and conducting an environmental impact review.