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Study shows new A's stadium on Oakland waterfront could add $2.6 billion to Alameda County economy

Original post made on Apr 29, 2010

A study released Wednesday says that building a waterfront baseball stadium in Oakland would generate $2.6 billion in total economic output over 30 years and save and create 1,047 permanent jobs.


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Posted by SteveP
a resident of Parkside
on Apr 29, 2010 at 8:46 am

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Dellums is way late to the game here, but it's a nice try to make it appear he careas about Oakland. There must be an election for mayor coming up soon.

I've followed the A's since 1968 and would love for them to remain close by, but honestly, who wants to drive to or through Oakland. The city will not revert from the jungle is has become anytime soon, so it's best for the team and it's fans to move to a safer, more supportive locale.


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Posted by Rat Turd
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 29, 2010 at 8:59 am

I think that Fremont is the place to go. Right on the property which was formerly the NUMMI plant. Revenue would stay in Alameda County. Highways 680 and 880 are very close and there is a plan to build a BART station right there. Is a no brainer.


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Posted by mooseturd
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Apr 29, 2010 at 9:32 am

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I did a study myself the other day and my study proves that building a new stadium in Oakland would suck the very life blood out of the city. It would cost Alameda County 64 billion dollars over the next 250 years.


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Posted by JOHN
a resident of Dublin
on Apr 29, 2010 at 11:12 am

Dublin / Pleasanton is the perfect spot for the A's to build their new stadium......2 Major freeways/B.A.R.T. Fremont is not the answer nor is a waterfront park in Creepy Oakland!

Dublin/Pleasanton.....is the answer!


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Posted by Old Guy
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 29, 2010 at 1:11 pm

As a Pleasanton resident and a Oakland A's season ticket holder, the tri-valley idea brings a smile to my face. However my baseball heart and soul tells me that the A's belong where they are. The real issue at hand is what is currently going on with the team and the ownership. Look below the surface and you will find an ownership (specifically Lou Wolfe) who is quietly destroying the A's. Nothing from an ownership perspective is going on with the A's unless it increases the opportunity for them to relocate to San Jose. That has been Lou Wolfe's plan all along and he has the support of his old college fraternity brother, Commisioner Selig.


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Posted by BB
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 29, 2010 at 3:59 pm

GET THE As OUT OF THAT CRAP PILE OF A CITY. LET THE As GO TO A CITY WORTHY OF HAVING THEM.


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Posted by Rat Turd
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 29, 2010 at 6:25 pm

You guys do realize that Lou Wolfe owns that giant Marriott right across the freeway from that NUMMI plant in Fremont don't you? I think it is a foregone conclusion


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Posted by mooseturd
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Apr 29, 2010 at 9:15 pm

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You realize that the A's aren't building jack squat! Some poor taxpayer group will endure that loss.


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Posted by DogTurd
a resident of Amador Estates
on May 2, 2010 at 5:32 pm



I wish people could just play ball and enjoy the game without all the bickering. I do agree that Oakland is a crappy place for a stadium. Let's get one in a town that's more accessible via several forms of transportation and isn't in the middle of a dump.


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