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Oakland A’s Win Key Approval for Waterfront Stadium at Port Site

  • Agency decides terminal not needed for maritime operations
  • Team plans to build $12 billion stadium, mixed-use development
The Oakland Athletics RingCentral Coliseum stadium in Oakland, California.

The Oakland Athletics RingCentral Coliseum stadium in Oakland, California.

Photographer: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The Oakland Athletics are one step closer to building a $12 billion ballpark and real estate development at the Port of Oakland after a state agency decided that a 55-acre terminal is no longer needed for maritime operations.

The baseball team is seeking to move to Howard Terminal, which has been without a tenant since SSA Marine Inc. relocated to newer facilities in 2014, and has threatened to move to Las Vegas if the project isn’t approved. The plan has generated opposition from the shipping industry, which argued it will cause major impacts to both the surrounding community and port operations.