Bring the A’s to San Jose!

I would welcome with much enthusiasm a ball team here in San Jose. The timing is perfect. The A’s are in need of a new home, and there are many reasons to build them a stadium here. We have a strong fan base, our weather (won’t need to wear a coat), jobs would be created, not to mention the tax revenue benefits our city would enjoy. All this, and no more long drives up and back on Hwy. 880! Just imagine family fun and tailgate parties close to home.

The San Jose City Council will be considering the Environmental Impact Report on a downtown site. Take this opportunity to let the City Council know that we mean business! Gather up your family, friends, and neighbors to attend the City Council meeting.

When: Tuesday, June 15th @ 7 PM
Where: San Jose City Council Chambers
200 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose

Important Information & Sites to Join:

* Baseball San Jose –Blog
* Baseball San Jose – facebook
* Baseball San Jose – twitter
* Pro Baseball for San Jose, Inc.
* San Jose Redevelopment Agency

4 Comments so far

  1. Brandon (unregistered) on June 15th, 2010 @ 2:06 pm

    No new ball park. Don’t want them here. We have a championship ballclub already.

  2. Joann Landers (joannlanders) on June 15th, 2010 @ 3:29 pm

    Apples & Oranges…Brandon. There is room for all teams.

    This from the Mercury News:
    An analysis of potential economic benefits, prepared for the city by a consulting firm last year, predicted that a 32,000-seat ballpark would lead to $130 million in annual spending throughout the local economy and $2.9 billion over a 30-year period. It also said a new stadium would create 980 new jobs in San Jose. The analysis also estimated the city would receive $1.5 million in new general fund revenue each year, mostly from property and sales taxes, with another $1 million going to the city’s redevelopment agency.

    AND!!! D-Backs trade Conor Jackson to the A’s – soon to play in San Jose!

  3. tjgray (unregistered) on June 25th, 2010 @ 10:20 pm

    That’s what they said about the grand prix… remember that? gonzo’s nightmare… san jose barely supports the sports teams already here. According to Forbes magazine sj is “middle of the pack” in supporting the sharks.
    Plus they want to shoehorn a stadium in a terribly tight location .. traffic is horrible as it is… streets way too narrow, limited freeway access, 280/880 is a mess, that proposed zigzag approach to 880? kidding, right?.. public t is a joke… white snail, uh light rail… caltrain? barely alive.

  4. Chris (unregistered) on October 31st, 2010 @ 7:41 pm

    I am a proponent of a new ballpark in Downtown San Jose. Look at how much South of Market has been revitalized since AT&T was built. Now imagine that in Downtown San Jose. San Jose is a major league city worthy of a major league team.

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