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11 March 2008

Work on the site

I drove by the Cisco Field site today and noticed a bunch of trucks sitting in the middle of a field, pretty close to where home plate would be located. One of the trucks was a drilling rig of some sort, and several guys in hard hats were congregating around it. My guess is they're doing some kind of soil and/or water samples on the site for the EIR work. Progress is made in small steps...

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Come on! How could you be so sure this is in any way related to the proposed Cisco ballpark? Trucks in a field drilling for water? It could be for anything: ground water testing, possible contamination, etc.

Marine Layer said...

I can't be completely sure, but considering the timing it makes sense - especially when you consider such measurements are necessary to see the effects of change related to the previous EIR.

Jonclaude4 said...

Appreciate the post ML. I'm sure there will be many more over the next couple years...should be fun to watch development.

Go A's!!!

Jeffrey said...

COME ON!!!! How can you be sure it doesn't have anything to do with? Root against it all you want. You won't stop the progress.

Anonymous said...

It's the ghost of James Dean, drilling for oil . Oh, wait that was GIANT , not A .

Anonymous said...

Why you dove all the way to Cisco Field site? It's not going to start constrution 2009 or 2010.

Marine Layer said...

I work in the area.

Tony D. said...

R.M.,
Off the subject, it was reported at SF Biz Times that the Giants are spending $3.5 million this year on yet another round of upgrades to AT&T Park (new party suites, concession upgrades). Again, for the upteenth time, where in the heck are these guys getting all their cash? From Zito's signing to high-def scoreboard, stake in FSN to this...the Giants are spending like there is no tomorrow. For a team that's supposedly strapped because of its annual $20 million dollar debt payment (sole reason the stupid T Rights to SJ/SCCo. are in place), the sky appears to be the limit when it comes to doling out cash!

Marine Layer said...

Is that a rhetorical question?

The Giants' payroll is some $16 million less than last year's. That's how they're paying for it.

Georob said...

When was it ever established that the Giants $20 million debt service was the SOLE reason for territorial rights?

For one thing, they were put into place so that Bob Lurie could move the team to Santa Clara, which never happened, but still long before ATT was built. Admittedly, Peter Magowan later used those TR's as a means to lure investors, but if that debt service got paid off today, nothing changes.

As I've always said, it would be in Giants best interest to have the Bay Area to themselves. Consequently, they're not going to do a dammed thing to help the A's by letting them go to San Jose. And trust me, if there was any way they could stop the Fremont move, they'd do it in a New York minute.
Fortunately, the A's have TR's over Alameda County, so what's good for the goose is good for the gander.

I'm sorry Tony, but your naiveté is hurting your cause more than it helps.

Tony D. said...

No.

The G's payroll wasn't "$16 million less" when they made all the other expenditures, but anyhow thanks for the "answer."

Jesse said...

I see that Guy Morrison is running for mayor. If he should be re-elected, what impact would that have on Cisco Field.

Marine Layer said...

Morrison could try to derail it. Problem is he'd be facing council members who are favorable towards the plan right now. At least Morrison has his platform laid out.

Every expenditure, whether players or infrastructure, has a cost/benefit factor. For MLB teams, just about every expenditure is also deductible in some way. BTW, their revenues were also higher in previous years than their likely projections for this year.

Anonymous said...

Go Gus, go!!!

I'm going to donate alot of money to Gus' campaign and may move to Fremont so I can vote for him!!!!!

Jeffrey said...

Move to Fremont to vote for Gus? I am assuming you want the A's to stay in Oakland?

Why not move to Oakland and help build political support to keep the team there?

Better yet, why not stay where you are instead of moving somewhere to vote for mayor. That kind of reads as pathetic.