The Oakland Coliseum, the current home ballpark for the Oakland Athletics
Flickr user redlegsfan21 via Creative Commons License The Oakland Coliseum, the current home ballpark for the Oakland Athletics

Linking to a San Francisco Chronicle article published today, Bjarke Ingels Group announced on Twitter that the Oakland Athletics baseball team has hired the Copenhagen- and New York–based firm to design a new ballpark and master plan in Oakland, Calif. The Chronicle reports: "The firm, which describes its design approach as 'pragmatic utopian,' will oversee planning for two possible sites — the waterfront Howard Terminal and the 111-acre Coliseum property in east Oakland."

“We are honored and excited to team with the Oakland A’s to help imagine their future home where sports culture and local community culture unite as one," said founder Bjarke Ingels in a statement on the firm's website. "We envision a stadium district that will be active and inviting 365 days a year for athletes, fans and Oaklanders alike."