There’s a 130-acre parcel of land at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum that is up for development and Tesla is reportedly interested, but the mayor of Oakland is pushing to give exclusivity to a new stadium for the A’s, the local baseball team.
Last week, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf entered into an exclusive negotiating agreement (ENA) with the A’s which still needs to be approved by the Oakland City Council and the Port of Oakland commissioners.
But at the last minute, two other groups put proposal forwards to be considered for the large piece of land.
One of those groups is reportedly Tesla, which sent a letter of interest to the city, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
The automaker’s plan for the land hasn’t been made public.
We contacted Tesla to get a comment on the project and we will update if we get an answer.
If Tesla is indeed interested in the piece of land, it’s unclear what it could be used for, but it would be in line with Tesla’s expansion in the Bay Area.
The company has now several facilities around the bay – the most important one being its factory in Fremont.
They are also moving 1,500 employees to new Fremont offices.
The land in Oakland is just about 24 miles from the factory.
Tesla has long been talking about needing to soon start building new Gigafactories and it recently also mentioned a potential new factory to produce the Model Y, but it’s unclear if the land in Oakland would be suitable for a factory.
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