Oakland Council Votes For Easier Path To Build A's Stadium

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The Oakland A's pitch for a waterfront ballpark became closer to reality after the city council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve an agreement with the port that allows the release of the project's environmental review

This arrangement means that there could be just one more vote by the city council before construction begins at Howard Terminal.

Dava Kaval, the team's president, tweeted that the vote had passed. 

Boom -- Oakland City Council votes -- unanimously 8-0 to approve city-port agreement. Allows release of environmental review! #RootedInOakland @Athletics pic.twitter.com/Kjl27FueU4

— Dave Kaval (@DaveKaval) January 22, 2020

Under the team's timeline, officials would break ground next year and put the finishing touches on the stadium in time for the 2023 season. 

The Athletics remain in negotiations with Oakland officials to purchase the city's share of the Coliseum property or becoming partners to turn the area into a complex for housing, offices and retail.