The Oakland A's are proposing a new stadium  at the Peralta Community College District headquarters near Laney College in Oakland, California, on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.  (LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group)

A’s choose site near Oakland’s Lake Merritt for new ballpark

The Athletics have picked land near Oakland’s Lake Merritt as the site for a new, privately financed ballpark. Team President Dave Kaval said in a letter to the Peralta Community College District that he believes the location presents an opportunity to keep the city’s “last professional sports team in Oakland for the long term.”