The Oakland Athletics seem to be an afterthought in MLB.
Many fans know the Athletics from the movie Moneyball.
But the A’s have not been a consistently competitive team in some time.
It is a shame to see what has happened to their baseball team, stadium, and fanbase.
But for a plethora of reasons the A’s are expected to move to Las Vegas starting in 2028.
Yet, there will be a three-year lull where the A’s must leave Oakland and before they can start in Las Vegas.
So, MLB is waiting to find out where the A’s are going to play those three years.
According to Bob Nightengale, the A’s have yet to submit a proposal for where they plan to play.
The Oakland A's have not submitted a proposal to MLB yet where they plan to play in the three years between the Oakland Coliseum lease expires and their new Las Vegas ballpark in 2028.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 11, 2023
It seems likely that the A’s will use one of their minor league stadiums for the time being.
That would make the most sense as not many regulation baseball stadiums are available.
With the departure of the A’s, the city of Oakland will no longer have a major sports team.
They recently lost the Golden State Warriors and Oakland Raiders, and now will lose the A’s.
The city of Oakland has been unwilling to invest in new and improved stadiums for their teams.
If you ask many MLB players, the Oakland Coliseum is one of the worst places to play.
It is not up to par with the rest of the MLB stadiums and that is why the A’s are moving.
They should be much more enticing playing in Las Vegas, but it is still a shame that Oakland is losing all of their teams.NEXT: A's Fans Aim To Bring Their Movement To The All-Star Game