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Fremont comes back to A’s, MLB with another ballpark site

With efforts to bring the Oakland A's to San Jose stalled, Fremont officials say they have a new site that would work well for a ballpark.

With efforts to bring the Oakland A's to San Jose stalled, Fremont officials say they have a new site that would work well for a ballpark.

City officials say 120 acres at the New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. (NUMMI) site at the southeast corner of S. Grimmer and Fremont boulevards would be a suitable site for a new ballpark: there's enough land for a ballpark and associated development; there's no neighborhood to impact (the area is industrial), and there's access to BART and I-880.

Fremont officials will be presenting a proposed ballpark site plan to Major League Baseball officials tomorrow. A MLB committee is examining a new home for the Oakland A's; owner Lew Wolff has been pretty adamant about the need for the team to move to San Jose, but the committee is also looking at sites in the existing A's territory. San Jose is part of the San Francisco Giants' territory, a territory Giants officials vow to retain. 

Last month Oakland officials proposed three ballpark sites in downtown Oakland, off Jack London Square.

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