Over the past few years, there has been a lot of speculation over what may become of the Oakland Athletics.
Rumors of the team potentially moving to Las Vegas have been running rampant.
The team is clearly in the midst of a rebuilding phase and is looking to build towards the future.
However, it appears that a move to Las Vegas is now inevitable.
According to Team President Dave Kaval, the Athletics have signed a binding agreement to purchase land near the Las Vegas strip and are planning to construct a $1.5 billion, 35,000-seat ballpark.
The Oakland Athletics have signed a binding agreement to purchase land near the Las Vegas Strip.
They intend to construct a $1.5 billion, 35,000-seat major league ballpark, team president Dave Kaval said Wednesday night. https://t.co/xG5rCVxU3w
— ESPN (@espn) April 20, 2023
This is a major development in terms of the future of the Athletics.
For some time, a move to Las Vegas has appeared to be imminent.
While nothing is official yet, it seems very likely that the next step will be the construction of a new ballpark out in Las Vegas, meaning the team’s days in Oakland are officially numbered.
This will leave the San Francisco Giants as the only MLB team playing in Northern California and in the Bay Area.
The A’s lost 102 games last season and finished with the worst record in all of baseball following a fire sale before the beginning of the season.
The team traded away stars such as Chris Bassitt, Matt Olson, and Matt Chapman.
Over the winter, they shipped catcher Sean Murphy off to the Atlanta Braves.
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