Mercury News: 75 Silicon Valley leaders endorse A’s move to San Jose

In a show of unity and a flexing of the region's political and economic might, 75 Silicon Valley CEOs have signed a letter to Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig urging the timely approval of moving the Oakland A's to San Jose.

The two-page letter, which was assembled by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, carries the signatures of well-known valley chief executives...

It is the latest and perhaps most impressive appeal to Selig from a range of avid supporters including the city of San Jose, a local pro-baseball grass-roots group and ordinary citizens, all pushing Selig to give the nod to San Jose. The letter drives home the point that Silicon Valley can deliver a level of corporate support to baseball that no other city in the Bay Area can match. It notes that the more than 300 member companies in the leadership group employ more than 250,000 local workers and generate more than $2 trillion in global revenue.

San Jose City Council Certifies Ballpark SEIR

In a unanimous vote, the San Jose City Council certified the proposed stadium's Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR). Public comments were overwhelmingly in favor of the project.

Thank you to all those who came out in support of Major League Ball in San Jose!

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San Jose is ready for pro baseball.

Sports teams, leagues, and events are looking to San Jose not just for the opportunity to tap into this diverse, active and vibrant community, but also to take advantage of the economic opportunity to build, grow and diversify within an active, lifestyle conscious and energetic city. San Jose has all the right reasons to be the next City for a Major League Ballpark.

The market is right:

  • San Jose is a global model fueled by innovation, creativity and opportunity
  • San Jose is America’s 10th largest City and the largest
    in Bay Area city
  • A 21st Century City that’s incubating and inspiring the future

The place is right:

  • More than $2 billion public and private investment in Downtown San Jose
  • The Hottest Sports Scene Growing in the Urban Core of Silicon Valley
  • Excellent transportation access

The time is right:

  • The Community is engaged
  • Site is being assembled
  • City of San Jose commitment to project

The Community is Supportive:

  • San Jose Mayor and City Council supports the effort
  • Business and Community leaders support the effort
  • The Neighborhoods welcome baseball