A's plans for Howard Terminal ballpark, Oakland Coliseum project
The Howard Terminal ballpark site in West Oakland will anchor a new waterfront district that the A's say will feature affordable housing, restaurants, retail, small business space and public gathering spaces.
According to the A's, diverse programs embedded within and around the ballpark will ensure the site, and the park that sits atop it, is active not only on game days but on the 284 non-game days, too.
Ballpark plans call for 34,000 seats in the closest configuration possible to home plate, creating the most intimate experience in baseball.
The Howard Terminal ballpark site is close to Jack London Square, downtown Oakland and Lake Merritt, and will be a notable feature in the city's skyline.
The A's plan to redevelop the Coliseum site in a project that the team says will address community needs for East Oakland.
According to the A's, the new park will be anchored by the two focal points of Oakland sports history. Oracle Arena will be repurposed as an events center, and the original Coliseum baseball diamond will be preserved.
Other preliminary plans for the Coliseum site include a large park, surrounded by new and affordable housing, a skills center, community gathering space, office and retail developments, and restaurants.
The original Coliseum baseball diamond will be surrounded by an amphitheater and be open to the community.