Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has released new renderings for its Oakland Athletics stadium project, which show a ring-shaped facility topped with greenery. BIG first unveiled images for the baseball venue in late 2018. The since-revised version smoothes out the corners of the building, to be located at Howard Terminal.
In a released statement, the Oakland Athletics said the new design responds to the surrounding neighbourhood, offering "more seamless, efficient and fluid access to the ballpark." An elevated park stretching around the upper decks of the stadium will feature trees and pathways. The exterior of the facility has also had its appearance altered, swapping rectangular windows with long piers.
The 27,000-seat stadium will have additional standing room for 10,000 spectators. Overlooking the bowl, a cluster of mixed-use highrises have also had their massing changed, adopting a tiered arrangement of setbacks instead of the V-shaped designs originally envisioned. Untouched is an aerial gondola proposal that will shuttle spectators to and from Jack London Square.
The new stadium will replace the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, which is now over half a decade old. The Oakland A's currently share the Coliseum with the Oakland Raiders National Football League team.
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