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New Oakland stadium a numbers game, and A’s say they are winning

The A’s were ready to talk money. With the predictably of a 3-0 fastball, the news was encouraging. According to a study by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, the team’s proposed new stadium — there are three sites under consideration — would stuff the pockets of Oakland residents and businesses to the tune of $3.05 billion over the first decade of facility operations.

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A’s appear to favor Peralta site for new stadium

The A’s search for a new home in Oakland has narrowed to three locations, but the team appears to have strong interest in a 13-acre site near downtown that is now the headquarters of the Peralta Community College District.

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The Atlanta Braves’ stadium will host a college football game in 2018

Kennesaw State and Jacksonville State will play each other in 2018, but the game won’t take place on the traditional gridiron. On Friday, Kennesaw State announced that its game against the Gamecocks next season will be played at SunTrust Park, the new home of the Atlanta Braves that opened in April of this year.

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The Oakland A’s Have Narrowed Their Ballpark Choices to Two

The Oakland A’s are now focusing on two sites in the city for a new ballpark: Laney College near Lake Merritt and Howard Terminal on the waterfront next to Jack London Square, according to four knowledgeable sources. Two of those sources say the Laney College property has edged into the lead as the team’s preferred spot. The A’s now view the Oakland Coliseum site as a distant-third choice.

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Braves’ new world is an experiment in baseball and business

The last time I saw so many people slow-walking on bridges over an Atlanta highway it was on “The Walking Dead.” They spilled in from everywhere Friday, on concrete bridges slung over highways they had successfully traversed to get to SunTrust Park. They crowded in a wide line, on concrete suspensions, above a morass of multilaned freeways