Saturday, January 17, 2009

Sports Stadiums Seeking Transit Stops

If the A's stadium is located near the Warm Springs station it will be much better than if it were in the wasteland 2 miles away. (I would prefer it be in downtown Oakland on the current Auto Row) I have never been to an A's game without taking BART and I can't imagine getting to the game any other way. The freeway is always jacked. But I think they might have been waiting for funding, and it seems to soon be assured.

On the other side of the country, the Tampa Rays are looking to locate near a rail station. This is in a place that hasn't even started the most serious movements toward rail lines. But its nice to see the team looking ahead.

1 comment:

Randy Simes said...

An interesting observation of mine is that people are more than willing to ride a train 45 minutes to go to a sporting event. People that may be on the edge of the media market. These same people seem to be less likely to go when their only option is to drive. Anecdotal I know, but something that might have teeth behind it.