The Oakland Athletic's just beat a major hurdle in their endeavor to build a new stadium at Howard Terminal in Oakland. The Athletic's reported today that The Port Commission has voted to approve the A's ballpark plan!
The commissioners voted seven to zero to approve the term sheet for the possible development by the A's of approximately 50 acres of Port property at Howard Terminal.
Port workers gathered outside Port of Oakland headquarters to express their opposition to the plan. They are urging the commission to reject the A's preliminary terms.
"We have no ground to give up. This is like Indian ground. This sacred," said Melvin MacKay. "You can't get another waterfront no where in Oakland opposed to Howard Terminal. There's not one."
Meanwhile, the A's held a rally just feet away at Jack London Square sharing information about their proposed ballpark.