BIG reveals baseball stadium with rooftop park for Oakland A's

Bjarke Ingels Group plans to put the “‘park’ back into ‘ballpark’” by surrounding its new stadium for Oakland A's baseball team with an elevated park.

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. 

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