Port of Oakland Commission Approves Tentative Deal For New A's Ballpark

The Port of Oakland Commission voted Monday to approve a tentative term sheet with the Oakland A's to build a new ballpark at Howard Terminal despite some outspoken opposition.

A group rallying against the proposed new Oakland A's ballpark at the Port of Oakland urged the Port Commission on Monday to reject a proposed term sheet with the club, and the team led its own rally for those supporting the project.

The East Oakland Alliance, a coalition of community leaders, business owners and fans, held a news conference and rally in support of workers and businesses concerned that the proposed Howard Terminal baseball stadium threatens their jobs and the city’s industrial economic base, according to a news release.