Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-05-11 16:45:24 –
Oakland, CA (KRON) – Oakland Athletics seems to be considering relocating from East Bay.
The announcement quickly spurred speculation about A’s move to Las Vegas.
US Congressman Dina Titus tweeted that the city is “ready” for Major League Baseball teams.
And after the stadium problem is over with the Oakland Raiders moving to Las Vegas, that possibility looks more realistic.
Currently, A is exploring the possibility of relocating to another location at the green light from Major League Baseball if the city rejects the Howard Terminal waterfront stadium proposal.
“We are concerned about the progress of A’s new stadium efforts with Auckland’s local civil servants and other stakeholders,” MLB said in a statement released via A’s Twitter account. It was.
“The Oakland Coliseum site is not a viable option for a future vision of baseball,” MLB said.
A has been playing in Auckland since 1968.
In an interview with KRONon, A’s president, Dave Kaval, said, “Oakland is depressed to the last bat.”
The team is already working on a Howard Terminal proposal, providing public access to the waterfront, green spaces and parks, Auckland citizens’ residences, and union work just outside the stadium.
This development is the latest in an ongoing battle between A and their attempt to create a new home stadium away from the Coliseum.
A is Auckland’s last major professional sports team after the Golden State Warriors moved to San Francisco and the Oakland Raiders moved to Las Vegas.
“The Oakland Coliseum site is not a viable option for our vision for the future of baseball. We went to athletics to start exploring other markets while continuing to pursue the waterfront stadium in Oakland. “Athletics needs a new stadium to stay competitive, so it’s now in our best interest to consider other markets,” the league statement added. ..
“It’s time to decide our future. We and MLB don’t know if there is a way for A to succeed in Auckland,” says Kaval.