Great renderings. I love how open and close to the field the seating is, and the creative arching of the ballpark along Autumn Street is very cool, follows the flow of the adjacent river on the other side of the street. The design team at "360" has done a great job approaching the overall setting of the site and as they continue to unveil venue amenities, this community is really going to see how classy and intimate this baseball experience will be.
For those of you not familiar with the location, this is going to be a truly urban ballpark, completely accessible by foot from Midtown and Downtown San Jose. In addition, this site is currently served by Lightrail, Caltrain, and VTA bus and DASH lines. Eventually, BART and High Speed Rail will also have stops at this location. I cannot stress enough that once complete, the accessibility to Downtown and Midtown nightlife will make this the best baseball experience in the majors.
To say nothing of the fact that this is also just steps away from HP Pavilion. The NHL and MLB just a block apart! Neither Oakland nor Fremont can offer anything like that.
Just amazing! I can't wait for it to become reality.
Isn't Petco Park in an urban/downtown area?
This looks like it has a lot of potential. Really liking the outfield seating arrangement so far, too.
the giants will never let this happen.
If it takes the San Jose Giants away from us I say NO! I can do without a major league team, I'd rather keep the SJ Giants in town than get the A's.
Indeed PETCO is an urban park too. And it's one of the best in baseball IMO currently. Great place to see a game, hopefully Cisco Field turns out just as nice.
After the development is completed and all the new retail and restaurants have made their imprints Autumn Street gameday experiences will be like Yawkey Way in Boston.
i really hope this go's through. it would be great for the city and id imagine there would be a huge fan base with this location. anyone know when the ballpark can be built?
what a lot of people dont realize is that before Miami got the Marlins, the same group was trying to purchase the Giants. Attendance in SF was down due to the poor venue of Candlestick Park, especially with the Giants not performing. The Giants were on their way out of the Bay, and the A's stepped up and offered the Giants the "territorial rights" to Santa Clara County in order for them to expand their fan-base, and put plans in motion for the now beautiful AT&T Park... Brian Sabian is a selfish insecure idiot for not letting the A's move into SC county. 1. they wont lose their true, loyal fans, nor will they lose the SJ Giants. and 2. If it weren't for the Oakland Athletics generosity and charity, the Giants would be in South Beach.... Just sayin...
The Giants were headed to Tampa/St. Pete, not Miami, nor was it the "same group" that got the Marlins in Miami.
Wow! A $400M stimulus program never look so good.Love the right field wall and the yellow third deck kind of disappears. Downtown in the background with a fun view of the jets going into Mineta. Wow. 360 is good! Can wait to see a new rendering of our Quakes stadium!
Why saddle the A's with one of the smallest parks in baseball??
it looks good but there a few problems with the desgn. One is that the right center field gap is 345 feet from home plate. that is way too small! even the most mediocre of power hitters would have an easy time putting one into the seats. the would definately need to push home plate back or remove a couple rows of bleacher seats which would result in lower seating capacity. Speaking of seating capacity, 32,000 would be the smallest in the major by far. even the marlin new ballpark seats 37,000 and is expandable to 38,500 for playoff games. any modern ballpark should seat a minimum of 35,000 people (not including suittes). also, all new stadium must have 360 degree panoramic views of the playing field. support beams create obstructed views and are quite frankly, obselete. all new ballparks use cantilevers to hold up the upper deck. in addition, i noticed that there are no visable standing rooms or resturants. those would be nice features. furthermore, the original fremont plans hadd rooftop seats similar to those of wrigely field and fenway park. putting those on top of the rightfield roof would look nice and give hitters something to shoot for. overall i like the ballpark and hopefully the things i have mentioned will be incorporated if and when cisco field is built. hopefully, the a's can finally part ways with the old and ugly oakland-almaeda county colessium and move into this beautiful facility
We continue to cry for San Jose to become an urban city. The proposed ballpark brings us a step closer, but only to an "urbane" city. If San Jose is to become the city of our dreams, Cisco Field should be a field of dreams - a local icon.From the drawings, it appears Cisco Field may become just another dull corporate campus rather than an urban landmark. Let's hope more effort and creativity will come if/when Major League Baseball gives San Jose our well-deserved "thumbs up".
Awesome renderings but someone forgot to add home plate?
Looks nice, but they need to do several things. First, increase the seating capacity. It needs at least 43,000 seats. At that level, there can be good sight lines. Add some of those down the right field line and get rid of the high wall. No need to emulate Fenway. Let's do our own thing. The wall doesn't add any character to the park. Second, build the park in such a way that seating capacity can be added, bullpens are placed behind the outfield walls, and those walls can be moved in or back as necessary once it is determined how the park will play. (I don't want to see another Yankee Stadium, with its midget dimensions.)
Looks like a nice first design...however my problem with it is the fence in the left field corner seem to high. They need to make it a 6 foot fence instead of an 10-12 high fence and left field bleachers and seats above it seem far to plain and dull. No originality whatsoever. Center field to right field looks fine, but left field needs a better more creative look and design, instead of a very bland and unimaginative look.ThxCisco
The left field side of the ballpark bleachers and seats need to be worked on. That look seriously lacks imagination and creativity.They need to incorporate more of the Cisco Field look that they came up with the Fremont ballpark designs for left field.Everything from center field to right field looks good in this San Jose design. However, people should be able to stand behind the center field area to the left to see the ballgame as sell or have a outdoor lounge bar and food area for people to sit or stand outside.
The Giants better allow it because MLB and the owners and the CEO's of major companies in Silicon Valley want the A's in San Jose also.The Giants claim that the heart of their fan base is in the South Bay is a complete LIE and myth.The Giants fan base is in the PENINSULA...hello??
Spence said... what a lot of people dont realize is that before Miami got the Marlins, the same group was trying to purchase the Giants. Attendance in SF was down due to the poor venue of Candlestick Park, especially with the Giants not performing. The Giants were on their way out of the Bay, and the A's stepped up and offered the Giants the "territorial rights" to Santa Clara County in order for them to expand their fan-base, and put plans in motion for the now beautiful AT&T Park... Brian Sabian is a selfish insecure idiot for not letting the A's move into SC county. 1. they wont lose their true, loyal fans, nor will they lose the SJ Giants. and 2. If it weren't for the Oakland Athletics generosity and charity, the Giants would be in South Beach.... Just sayin... ^^^^^^^True!
San Jose is tailor made for a professional baseball team. This is one reason the Giants won't give their approval -- they KNOW it will attract huge attendance. The draw there would be tremendous. The weather on summer evenings is as good as anywhere in the country, and there are thousands of well-employed fans in the South Bay and further south who would become season-ticket holders. If the A's can get this done, it will be a huge success. I hope the MLB owners understand just how much Bay Area attendance will rise. I personally think it would also help the interest in the Giants and in the rivalry between the two teams. Regarding Giants attendance, people seem to forget that attendance skyrocketed not just because of the new ballpark, but also because the location was vastly superior over Candlestick. The same will happen with Cisco Field if the MLB owners come through.
All Ive got to say is that if this is approved im getting a job and season tickets for the stadium. I would just love to see some aspects of the A's history incoporated somehow such as statues of hall of fames ect. Go A's!
I don't get it.. am I the only one who thinks this is absolutely stupid? Last I checked the A's have been the Oakland A's since 1968. I don't see why they need to move to yuppy downtown San Jo and become the San Jose A's. Moving to San Jo is going to piss off a lot of A's fans.. particularly where they are most present (East Bay, Sac, Delta, Central Valley) because it will take them longer to get to San Jo.. plus there is no BART connection! I hope that Jack London Square deal goes down and we get a stadium in Oakland on the waterfront.. until then we should stay in that mass of concrete they call the coliseum. Keep the A's in the East Bay.. the South Bay is Giants turf anyways.
What are these things everyone is saying about obstructed views because of "obsolete" poles. can someone point this out to me?
You can fault the former A's owner, Walter Haas, for the current situation. If he was going to give the Giants rights to Santa Clara county, they should have been set to return if the Giants did not move there within a certain time frame, OR have been non-exclusive with the A's, so the A's still had the right to move there, too.
This looks like a minor league ballpark..... Not impressed
I think the proposed stadium looks beutiful. I couldn't have done a better job myself. I think it's the perfect size for now. San Jose just needs to get a major league baseball team in town to get on the map. Let's just make it easy on ourselves and build something that looks like a major league stadium, without the price tag. We can add more decks in the future once we increase our fan base and pay back our loans. And I love the old style it has. It's a nicer park then fenway I think and the giant wall is in right field instead of left, which makes our park unique. The last thing I want to see is another cookie cutter baseball stadium built here when we can make a name for ourselves with something memorable.
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REAL A's fans are from the east bay. Keep the A's in OAKLAND!!!!
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