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Thursday, April 20, 2023

Oakland A’s agree to buy land in Las Vegas

The Oakland Athletics are pretty serious about moving to Las Vegas. Philadelphia A’s. Kansas City A’s. Oakland A’s. Now possibly the Las Vegas A’s. Can you blame fans for not showing up at games with the way the team finances and ballpark is run? And the move to LV? Will anything change in the way the team is being built and the money being spent on players? Guess we’ll have to see.

A’s full statement

“The A’s have signed a binding agreement to purchase land for a future ballpark in Las Vegas. We realize this is a difficult day for our Oakland fans and community.

“For more than 20 years, the A’s have focused on securing a new home for the Club, and have invested unprecedented time and resources for the past six years to build a ballpark in Oakland. Even with support from fans, leaders at the city, county, and state level, and throughout the broader community, the process to build a new ballpark in Oakland has made little forward progress for some time. We have made a strong and sincere effort to stay here.”

“We recognize that this is very hard to hear. We are disappointed that we have been unable to achieve our shared vision of a waterfront ballpark. As we shift our focus to Vegas, we will continue to share details about next steps.”

Read about this at the Athletic 

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