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Cisco Field

Location West of Interstate 880 near Auto Mall Parkway, Fremont, California
Opened 2011(projected)
Owner Oakland Athletics
Operator Oakland Athletics
Surface Grass
Construction cost $400 million (USD)
Architect 360 Architecture
Gensler Architecture
Tenants Oakland Athletics (MLB)
Capacity 30,000-36,000 (baseball)
Field dimensions unknown

Cisco Field is a proposed ballpark in Fremont, California. It would be the new home of the Oakland Athletics and may open as early as 2011, replacing their current home at McAfee Coliseum, where the team has resided since their move to California in 1968. This stadium would mark the first time that the A's franchise has received a brand new stadium in which to play since the completion of Shibe Park in 1909. Image File history File links Soccerball_current_event. ... Image File history File links CiscoField1. ... Interstate 880 (abbreviated I-880) is an interstate highway in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... For the unincorporated community in Yolo County, California, see Fremont, Yolo County, California. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... USD redirects here. ... Rendering: Oakland Athletics Cisco Field 360 Architecture is an architectural practice focused on planning, design and execution. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Major Leagues redirects here. ... This article is about the sport. ... Busch Stadium, opened in 2006, is currently the newest ballpark in Major League Baseball. ... For the unincorporated community in Yolo County, California, see Fremont, Yolo County, California. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... For other uses, see Coliseum. ... Shibe Park, known for the last one-third of its existence as Connie Mack Stadium, was a Major League Baseball park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...

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Cisco Field

The site

In April 2006, A's owner Lewis Wolff first took a modified version of his so-called Ballpark Village proposal to the suburban San Francisco Bay Area city of Fremont where a large 143-acre (0.6 km²) parcel of land is available just north of Mission Boulevard and south of Auto Mall Parkway off Interstate 880 and across from Pacific Commons. The land is currently owned by ProLogis, a real estate firm, and leased to Cisco Systems[1]. The land had been purchased in the late 90's in anticipation of company growth by Cisco that never occurred due to the dot com bust. Additional land was also purchased by Lewis Wolff's development group to bring the total land up to approximately 240 acres (1.0 km²) at the ballpark village site. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bay Area redirects here. ... For the unincorporated community in Yolo County, California, see Fremont, Yolo County, California. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-880 0 I-680 1 Legend Prev Next < Route 261 Route 263 > California State Highways Current - Unconstructed - Deleted - Scenic California State Route 262, more commonly known as Mission Blvd is a very short unremarkable, but vitally important highway in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Interstate 880 (abbreviated I-880) is an interstate highway in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Pacific Commons Almost 1 million square feet of retail is located at the intersection of Interstate 880 and Auto Mall Parkway and includes retailers such as Lowes Home Improvement, Costco, Kohls Department Store, Linens-N-Things, Office Depot, Party America, DSW Shoes, Justice for Girls, Old Navy, Carters... “Cisco” redirects here. ... Dot-com (also dotcom or redundantly dot. ...


The development plan

The plan calls for the 240 acres (1.0 km²) to be developed into a combination of commercial, retail, and residential spaces in addition to the construction of a 34,000-seat baseball only facility. It will be the smallest stadium in Major League Baseball. The planned development is similar to the Santana Row development in nearby San Jose, California with the addition of the baseball park. The planned name for the park is Cisco Field as first announced by the Fremont city council after meeting with Wolff on November 8, 2006. The stadium will be privately financed primarily from sales of the surrounding "ballpark village" residential and commercial properties to offset the cost of the stadium. The site plan proposes 520,000 square feet (48,000 m²) of commercial space adjacent to the ballpark, and would include a hotel, restaurant, movie theater and several parking garages of varying size. Its plans also call for 2,900 homes. More than 580 of those residences — including 12 each behind the left- and right-field bleachers — would be sprinkled into retail space north and east of Cisco Field, a 32,000-seat stadium with an estimated $450 million price tag. In addition, 2,318 town homes would be built on 115 acres (0.5 km²) south and west of the ballpark. The housing will be built in phases, and designs show that a 41 acre team-owned parcel would provide nearly 6,000 parking spaces until the town homes are built there. The earliest the stadium would open is for the 2011 season. Santana Row Santana Row is an upscale shopping center in San Jose, California. ... For other uses, see San José. Nickname: Location of San Jose within Santa Clara County, California. ... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Announcement

A formal press conference to announce the existence of Cisco Field was held on November 14, 2006. Allan H. "Bud" Selig, commissioner of Major League Baseball and John Chambers, the CEO of Cisco Systems along with Wolff, were in attendance. A joint press conference by U.S. President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair at the White House. ... is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Allan Huber Bud Selig, Jr. ... Commissioner is a designation that may be used for a variety of official positions, especially referring to a high-ranking public (administrative or police) official, or an analogous official in the private sector (e. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... John T. Chambers is Chairman of the Board and CEO of Cisco Systems, Inc. ...


Transit details

Auto/Bus

The stadium will have ready access to Interstate 880 directly and Interstate 680 via nearby Auto Mall Parkway and Mission Blvd. Bus service would presumably be offered to various points. Both freeways have existing heavy commute hour traffic. Interstate 880 (abbreviated I-880) is an interstate highway in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-280 SCL 0. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-880 0 I-680 1 Legend Prev Next < Route 261 Route 263 > California State Highways Current - Unconstructed - Deleted - Scenic California State Route 262, more commonly known as Mission Blvd is a very short unremarkable, but vitally important highway in the San Francisco Bay Area. ...


Existing commuter rail

The Capital Corridor and Altamont Commuter Express trains also pass reasonably close to the proposed ballpark site, although no nearby station exists. The San Jose Mercury News reported that Wolff has asked the city of Fremont to allow the use of an additional, unused 40 acre property at the corner of Auto Mall Parkway and the railroad tracks for a parking lot. This lot might also be a good spot to build a train station. Difficulties involved with the use of commuter rail include the relatively low number of train sets owned by the two services and the heavily used section of single-track rail along much of the potential route to the south as well as along a short distance to the north. Amtrak California system map, with Capitol Corridor in Red The Capitol Corridor is a 172-mile (275 km) passenger train route operated by Amtrak in California. ... The Altamont Commuter Express leaving Pleasanton station. ... The Mercs sections vary by day of the week, but Business, Sports, and The Valley are standard daily fare. ...


Dumbarton rail

The proposed Caltrain Dumbarton Rail service will pass an existing rail junction just 3.5 miles (5.6 km) northwest of the site. This project is currently in the environmental impact report stage. If this project is completed, Caltrain service to both San Jose and San Francisco could conceivably be extended to the stadium site via a combination of the Dumbarton tracks and the existing tracks. Caltrain currently offers service to spectators at AT&T Park, Bay Meadows, Stanford Stadium, and HP Pavilion. Caltrain is a commuter rail line on the San Francisco Peninsula and the Santa Clara Valley in the United States. ... An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is a document required under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). ... AT&T Park (also called China Basin) is an open-air baseball park, home to the San Francisco Giants of the Major League Baseball. ... Bay Meadows is a horse racing track in San Mateo, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area in the United States. ... Stanford Stadium (capacity 50,000 as of 2006) is a stadium on the Stanford University campus. ... The HP Pavilion at San Jose, commonly called The Shark Tank, The Tank, both of which come from its primary tenant, or, just simply, the HP Pavillion , or less often as San Jose Arena (after its former name), is an indoor arena located at 525 West Santa Clara Street in...


Existing BART

Bus shuttle service to and from the existing Fremont or Union City BART stations is the probable short term solution.


Warm Springs BART

The proposed BART Warm Springs Station, slated to be located where S. Grimmer Blvd crosses the railroad tracks, north of NUMMI plant, may be within the reach of a long elevated walkway or moving sidewalk. A simple pedestrian bridge over Interstate 880 from Christy St. to Enterprise St. could serve as a lower cost alternative, along with a potential bus shuttle from the East side of the bridge to and from the station. Other possibilities of connecting that future station to the ballpark village include bus shuttles, a monorail, or a "people-mover". A westbound BART train with aerodynamic design A car in downtown San Francisco. ... A westbound BART train with aerodynamic design A car in downtown San Francisco. ... New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. ... Escalators at Canary Wharf, London. ... The KL Monorail in Kuala Lumpur, a colorful straddle-beam monorail A monorail is a single rail serving as a track for a wheeled vehicle; also, a vehicle traveling on such a track. ... Singapores LRT system is considered a people mover system. ...


Previous options

66th Avenue

Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff presented his vision for the team's venue to the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority on August 12, 2005. The ballpark he proposed would have held roughly 35,000 fans making it the smallest park in Major League Baseball. The proposed location was to have been on 66th Avenue just north of the A's current home, the Oakland Coliseum. The stadium would have been built on what is currently zoned industrial land and would have included a Ballpark Village which would have had apartments and condominiums. The plan also called for a hotel to be built into the park along with shops. The new ballpark would also have been close to both Interstate 880 and the BART system which was the primary draw of the location. However, a new BART station or a permanent link to the existing Coliseum BART station was going to have to be built to make the plan viable according to the Athletics. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority is a local government agency which runs the sports venue McAfee Coliseum in Oakland, California. ... is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... McAfee Coliseum is a stadium located in Oakland, California that is used for football and baseball games. ... Interstate 880 (abbreviated I-880) is an interstate highway in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... A westbound BART train with aerodynamic design A car in downtown San Francisco. ...


In December 2005, the 66th Avenue location was abandoned when Wolff revealed that the 70+ current owners of the land desired for the new stadium were unwilling to sell. Wolff asked the city of Oakland to acquire the land for the stadium by either providing public land or purchasing private land while he and other private developers would cover the cost of construction. Oakland was unresponsive to these requests.


Other options

Other options being pursued by outside sources ranged from other locations in the city of Oakland or suburban locations inside Alameda County to moving the team out of the Bay Area. The most promising of these had been a site in uptown Oakland. In a 2001 study, HOK Sport had suggested this as the prime site for a ballpark, however plans to build a park there were canceled by Mayor Jerry Brown. Brown opted to sell the site to condominium builder to whom he had ties. The City of Oakland also considered a site near the Oakland Estuary for a stadium, however, the A's showed no interest in the site due to lack of public transit access. In addition, much of the land had already been sold to a condominium developer. “Suburbia” redirects here. ... Official website: http://www. ... Bay Area redirects here. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... HOK Sport is a division of the international architectural firm HOK which specializes in sports facilities. ... For the whistleblower, see Gerald W. Brown. ... External links Oakland Estuary Panorama ...


San Jose was not an option for the A's since the San Francisco Giants have an agreement with Major League Baseball that demarks San Jose as within its territory. If the A's had moved out of the Bay Area, the most likely destinations were Las Vegas, Sacramento, or Portland, Oregon. For other uses, see San José. Nickname: Location of San Jose within Santa Clara County, California. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... Sacramento is a Spanish- and Portuguese-language word meaning sacrament; it is a common toponym in parts of the world where those tongues were or are spoken. ... Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State Counties Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Type Commission  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - City 376. ...


References

  1. ^ Oakland A's sign Fremont land deal

External links

  • MLB.com article featuring a photo gallery
  • First confirmation of name
  • ESPN article November 2006
  • Status as of January 2006
  • New A's Ballpark Blog by Marine Layer
  • SJ Mercury News Article
  • John Chambers Mercury SJ News Opinion Article
  • Cisco Field Stadium
  • Video demonstration of stadium technology from Cisco
Preceded by
McAfee Coliseum
Cisco Field
Planned opening 2010 – 2012
Succeeded by
None
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