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Laney College board stops ballpark talks with 'shocked' A's

Club had been hoping to open new park by 2023

Anna Kagarakis
December 06, 2017 - 10:24 am
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The Oakland A's plans to build a ballpark at the Laney College site have screeched to a halt.

The San Francisco Chronicle's Kimberly Veklerov reported that governing board of the community college has told the chancellor to stop ballpark plans with the team. The A's had been talking to local neighborhood, business and religious groups with an eye on opening the new park by 2023.

"At a closed-session meeting Tuesday, the board of trustees of the Peralta Community College District — whose offices stand where the ballpark would go — directed Chancellor Jowel Laguerre to discontinue “community engagement” talks with the team and to instead focus on what’s best for the college and its students and faculty."

The A’s released a statement this morning:

Mayor Libby Schaaf also addressed the situation via her Twitter account:

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