We’ve been told Oakland’s going to release some information this week in conjunction with a renewed show of support from the City of Oakland, business leaders, and fans. Matier & Ross have the sites, two of which are completely new.
- The current Oakland Coliseum site.
- Oak and Third streets, just south of Jack London Square. [OFD Training]
- The old Howard Street terminal on the waterfront, a bit north of the Coliseum and on the other side of the Nimitz Freeway.
- Howard Street on the northeast side of the Embarcadero.
The fascinating thing is that while many – including myself – thought Howard Terminal would be one of the sites, the group is focusing instead on two sites along Howard Street, near High Street and 880. The area is in the vicinity of the site pitched by Chris Kidd, called Jingletown.
The ballpark in the picture would be shifted towards the upper left corner, on the other side of Home Depot.
I’m looking forward to the official unveiling. Chris Kidd, you may claim your prize at the concierge.