Friday, January 8, 2010

Here We Go Again...

The Mercury News has just reported that Fremont is making a new bid for the A's, this time at the soon-to-be abandoned NUMMI site:

At the request of Major League Baseball, the city has developed plans for a 36,000 seat ballpark in south Fremont on land owned by the NUMMI auto plant.

The city proposes to buy the land and make infrastructure improvements, including a pedestrian bridge to a new BART station, while the ballpark would be built with private funds.

The city of Fremont will release details this upcoming Tuesday. Read the full Mercury article here.

If Fremont begins to actively pursue the A's at NUMMI, it will be interesting to see what the reaction from the plant's 4,500 workers will be. This weekend, they are picketing The Silicon Valley International Auto Show in San Jose, hoping to discourage buyers from purchasing cars from one of NUMMI's two occupant automakers, Toyota (Read KCBS' story here). We will be watching for their reaction to the city's new plans for the site.

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