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Oakland A's Eye Laney College Site for New Stadium

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Young fans wait for autographs from Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland Athletics before the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum on July 22, 2016 in Oakland, California.  (Don Feria/Getty Images)

The Oakland A’s would like to build their new stadium within walking distance of downtown Oakland, next to Lake Merritt. The A’s say the location, on Peralta Community College District land, is “uniquely Oakland” and well-served by public transportation. The proposal is drawing cheers from many fans after decades of the team trying to move out of the city. But critics of the plan worry the new stadium will destroy existing neighborhoods and affordable housing as well as speed gentrification. Forum talks with A’s president Dave Kaval about the proposed stadium plan and the A’s future in Oakland.

More Information:
OaklandBallpark.org
Guests:
Dave Kaval,
president, Oakland A’s
Nina Thorsen, producer, KQED News and the California Report
Robert Gammon news editor, East Bay Express

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