Agency clears way for Oakland Athletics $12B ballpark plan

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jared Koenig throws during the first inning of a baseball...
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jared Koenig throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, June 25, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)(Charlie Riedel | AP)
Published: Jun. 30, 2022 at 4:09 PM PDT
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California agency has cleared the way for the Oakland Athletics to move forward with a $12 billion waterfront ballpark project.

The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission voted Thursday to reclassify a terminal at the Port of Oakland as a mixed-use area where a new ballpark could be built.

The vote is the first in a series of hurdles before the team could get permission to break ground for the project.

The Athletics have also been working on plans to relocate to Nevada and find a spot for a new stadium in Las Vegas.

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