Since 1968 the Athletics have called Oakland their home, playing
over four decades at the coliseum, which has had many names,
currently O.co Coliseum. The economics of baseball have changed
drastically over the past two decades and the Athletics are the last
franchise to share a stadium with a NFL team, the Oakland Raiders.
For over a decade the A's have sought to build a new ballpark in
multiple locations from a site in Fremont, CA to San Jose, CA.
The Athletics announced plans to build a 34,000
ballpark to be known as Cisco Field in November 2006
in Freemont, CA. This plan derailed after several
years of opposition from citizens and businesses.
The team has also sought to build a ballpark in San
Jose, CA. However, due to the San Francisco Giants
territory rights, the A's are blocked from building
a stadium here. In recent years the club has looked
at options around Oakland including Howards Terminal
and the location of the coliseum. No major
developments have occurred in 2014.