Oakland A’s Reveal New Waterfront Stadium Designs
The Oakland A’s just released their latest design for their brand new waterfront stadium at Jack London Square.
The plan is to build an urban neighborhood ballpark at Howard Terminal, next to Jack London Square. It’ll provide 18 acres of new parks and open space.
There will be a waterfront promenade, where onlookers can peer into the stadium and check out the game.
Our Jack London Square Ballpark, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), returns the baseball experience to the roots of the sport, while re-imagining the ballpark anew. A “ballpark within a park,” the intimate stadium is nestled carefully into its urban surroundings.
To create the most intimate experience in baseball, plans call for a total capacity of around 34,000 – including fixed seats and general admission experience areas – to be arranged in the closest configuration possible to home plate, along with an elevated park that wraps and frames the bowl, coming down to meet the waterfront. The square block of the ballpark district will sit neatly within the extended urban fabric of Oakland, transforming the ballpark’s concourses into street, and concessions into restaurants. Diverse programming embedded within and around the ballpark will ensure the ballpark, and the park that sits atop it, are active on game days and non-game days alike.
The privately financed ballpark will anchor a new, vibrant waterfront district that will feature a mix of housing, including affordable housing, offices, restaurants, retail, small business space, parks and public gathering spaces.
The plan creates public waterfront access and more than 18 acres of new waterfront parks and open space areas. pic.twitter.com/JQsYRWIyo6
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