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Oakland A’s Waterfront Stadium Threatened by Lawsuits, Team Says

  • Port businesses sue to rescind approval of $12 billion project
  • Litigation adds ‘a lot of risk,’ A’s President Dave Kaval says
RingCentral Coliseum in 2021.

RingCentral Coliseum in 2021.

Photographer: Santiago Mejia/San Francisco Chronicle/Getty Images

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A $12 billion plan by the Oakland Athletics to build a stadium, luxury condominiums, office and retail space on the city’s waterfront is threatened by lawsuits months before the team expects to win final approvals to move forward.

Groups representing truckers, ocean carriers, terminal operators, longshore workers and other port-related businesses, many of them union-organized, argue in one of the suits that the city shouldn’t have approved the environmental impact report for the Oakland Waterfront Ballpark District Project.