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Fremont Athletics? or Dodgers?

Since the city of Oakland could not muster enough resources to keep the Athletics inside the city limits and Fremont is the irretrievable destination of the Athletics, it is timely to revisit "what could have been":  the Dodgers were the first choice of the city of Oakland!

In the www.walteromalley.com website is a copy of the original 1957 letter sent by the city of Oakland, with an offer to build a 45,000 seat domed stadium!

http://www.walteromalley.com/docu_de...

It is interesting to note that the idea of a stadium was in vogue because of designs by Buckminster Fuller and his students (see: "The Last Good Season" by Michael Shapiro) and such domes were projected to have 'natural lighting' and real grass.

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