A's San Jose Stadium Plan Gets a Boost

Thursday, May 20, 2010  |  Updated 8:15 AM PDT
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A's San Jose Stadium Plan Gets a Boost

The proposed Oakland A's ballpark would seat about 32,000, according to plans released by the team.

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San Jose's plans to build a baseball stadium for the Oakland Athletics are moving forward after city officials approved a revised environmental impact report for the project.

The city's Planning Commission voted 4-1 on Wednesday in favor of the report. It recommends preferential parking for those who carpool and increased parking fees to encourage the use of public transportation and ease game-day congestion.

The report says there is sufficient parking space downtown to accommodate game-day traffic, so no new parking structures would be required.

The Oakland Athletics are considering moving to San Jose. But the team would require the approval of Major League Baseball and other team owners since the San Francisco Giants currently hold territorial rights to the San Jose area.

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