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Written by The Staff   
Thursday, 10 May 2007 09:20

Cisco FieldOakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff, Cisco and ProLogis announced today that they have signed land agreements enabling the Cisco Field ballpark process to move forward. The A’s now have completed the land transaction and control 226-acres of land in the City of Fremont where the new Cisco Field ballpark and the urban village will be built. In addition, the A’s will continue to work with the City staff on the steps necessary to commence the public application process.

"I am pleased that this important stage in our goal of creating
Cisco Field and the Baseball Village is complete," said Wolff. "Our agreements with Cisco and ProLogis are a critical milestone in giving us the opportunity to create Major League Baseball’s most exciting and intimate fan friendly venue. Our organization believes the development program we will implement will generate very positive benefits for the City of Fremont, Alameda County and the fans that we serve. Remaining in Alameda County and having an exciting venue will also impact the A’s ability to attract and retain Major League Baseball talent."

“We are truly excited to begin the next phase of our strategic relationship with the A’s,” said Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers. “We believe
Cisco Field will provide the Bay Area community and major league baseball fans alike with an experience that is unparalleled in sports today. By teaming with the A’s, Cisco will be able to use technology to help create a ballpark of the future—and connect communities."

The 226-acres of land will include
Cisco Field and an urban village featuring an integrated mixed-use life-style center and pedestrian oriented residential community.

On Tuesday, Lew Wolff presented an economic analysis of
Cisco Field and the surrounding Ballpark Village to the City of Fremont. The economic analysis report, prepared by Economics Research Associates of San Francisco, is intended to present an evaluation of the near and long-term benefits created by Cisco Field and Ballpark Village to the City of Fremont, Alameda County and the surrounding communities. To view the report (in PDF) format, select the following link.

To see artist renderings of Cisco Field, select this link on The Biz of Baseball

 
 
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