When designing the Oakland stadium on the Californian city's waterfront, Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (or BIG, for short) took inspiration from the roots of baseball as a "natural meeting place for the local community."
Taking this into consideration, the firm produced a grass-roofed structure that is intended to promote community, maximize panoramas and provide a greener aesthetic. The project was commissioned by the city's Athletics Major League Baseball (MLB) team.
The new Oakland stadium can accommodate about 27,000 seating guests. The layout design is structured so that it "brings spectators as close to the home plate as possible." In addition, the grassy rooftop contributes to the capacity of the statement as it can accommodate an extra 10,000 fans.