BIG’s new 34,000-capacity stadium for the Oakland Althetics (A's) will stand at the city's Howard Terminal port.
Designed as a “ballpark within a park”, the plans are intended to allow use of the stadium facilities on non game days too.
One corner of the stadium dips down to create a pair of slopes where spectators can wander in from a newly created park on the waterfront and onto the top of the stadium. Greenery-covered undulations on these make-shift spectator stands offer a range of vantage points over the pitch.
“This design will allow us to blur the boundaries of a traditional ballpark and integrate into the surrounding neighborhood,” says Oakland A’s president, Dave Kaval.