Thursday September 21, 2023
The Best Employers in Sports Survey is Now Open!

Oakland, A’s Pick Up Big Win in Court For $12B Stadium Proposal

  • The A’s and the city of Oakland aren't violating environmental standards with the proposal.
  • The team's move to Las Vegas is still on the table.
An artistic rendering of the proposed new Oakland Athletics' ballpark
Oakland Athletics
Front Office Sports Today

Could Promotion-Relegation work in College Football?

The proposal aims to create an exciting media product while reducing travel for non-football sports.
Listen Now
September 21, 2023 | Podcast
Copy Link
Link Copied
Link Copied

The Oakland A’s celebrated Opening Day with victories on the field and in the courthouse.

On Thursday, the Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 to start the season.

Meanwhile, a California appeals court panel upheld an Alameda County Superior Court judge’s decision that the A’s and the city of Oakland weren’t violating environmental standards under the California Environmental Quality Act with their plans to build a new $12 billion stadium district on the Howard Terminal waterfront.

A view of seats inside the Oakland Coliseum, the current home of Oakland Athletics.

MLB Commissioner: Las Vegas the ‘Focus’ for A’s

Infrastructure funding is the ‘threshold issue’ for the Oakland A’s said Manfred.
February 16, 2023

Last April, a coalition including truckers, port workers, and cargo operators sued the team and city over the supposed environmental violations.

In the fall, Alameda Superior Court judge Ronald Seligman ruled that the A’s weren’t in the wrong, rejecting claims that a new waterfront stadium would cause aquatic traffic on the grounds that the nearest water would be 700 feet from the park — further than any player has ever hit a home run.

The question now is whether the A’s will continue with plans to build a $1 billion, privately financed ballpark in Oakland — or depart for Las Vegas, as heavily rumored.

If the Oakland plans do indeed move forward, a new ballpark can’t come soon enough: A fan survey taken ahead of Opening Day ranked Oakland Coliseum the worst MLB park in the country.

Copy Link
Link Copied
Link Copied

What to Read

A view of the Spurs club badge on the exterior of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.

Tottenham, Valued At $2.8B, Says It's Open To Stake Sale

The club's chairman says new minority investors could come on board.

England Women’s Team Resolves Pay Dispute After WWC Success

Agreement arrives a month after the end of the 2023 Women's World Cup

Royals Miss Self-Imposed Deadline To Select Stadium Site

Ongoing discussions with Jackson, Clay Counties prompt timetable shift

Adidas CEO Stands Behind Ye Nearly Year After Brand Cut Ties

Gulden's comments mark rare and surprising corporate move
podcast thumbnail mobile
Front Office Sports Today

Could Promotion-Relegation work in College Football?


Featured Today

Rupert Murdoch's Exit Leaves Lasting Fox Sports Legacy

Rupert Murdoch steps down as chairman of Fox Corp. and News Corp.
Could ESPN lose events such as the NBA Finals if it sold ABC.
September 21, 2023

Selling ABC Poses Billion-Dollar Dilemma for Disney and ESPN's Future

Losing ABC would create complications as ESPN enters NBA rights negotiations.
Boise State Broncos running back Ashton Jeanty (2) runs the ball against the North Dakota Fighting Hawks during the first half at Albertsons Stadium.
September 20, 2023

The First Official Proposal for Promotion-Relegation In College Football

Realignment is forcing Group of 5 schools to rethink their structure.
A general view of Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium Stadium.
September 20, 2023

Political Support Grows for RFK Stadium Bill

The Commanders exited RFK after the 1996 NFL season for FedEx Field.


Powered By

Careers in Sports

Looking for a new job? Check out these featured listings and search for openings all over the world.
Chicago Cubs
New York
Tri Star Sports and Entertainment Group, Inc.
USA - Multiple Locations

FIFA, Kroenke Clash Over SoFi Stadium's World Cup Revenue Sharing

SoFi Stadium's hosting of World Cup matches may be in jeopardy.
Sports Illustrated's first college town resort will open near the University of Alabama in 2025 with a hotel, condominiums, fitness center, and other amenities.
September 21, 2023

Sports Illustrated Expands Its Footprint with College Town Resorts

SI's first sports-themed resort will open in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
September 20, 2023

RFK Stadium Bill Advances in Congress

Congress' vote is the first step towards returning the NFL to D.C.
USL Championship side Oakland Roots home soccer field
September 20, 2023

As Sports Teams Exit Bay Area, Pro Soccer Gains Notable Win

The USL club Oakland Roots could be close to building a new stadium.
T-Squared Social joins PopStroke as golf entertainment venues backed by Tiger Woods.
September 20, 2023

Tiger Woods, Justin Timberlake Tee Off Sports Bar in NYC

T-Squared's Manhattan location includes a bowling alley and Full Swing simulators.
September 18, 2023

Congress Set to Debate Bill Crucial to D.C.’s Effort to Land Commanders

Congress will debate a bill enabling the redevelopment of the RFK Stadium site.
September 14, 2023

Cincinnati Joins Mixed-Use Trend With $1B Plan

MLS club looks to advance large-scale development adjacent to stadium
Oakland Roots midfielder Joseph Nane (4) and Phoenix Rising midfielder Carlos Harvey (67) fight for possession during a game on Pride Night at Phoenix Rising Stadium.
September 12, 2023

With A's Leaving Coliseum, Oakland Mulls Soccer Team's Plan

The Oakland Roots want to build a temporary 10,000-seat stadium.