The Oakland Athletics I want to play baseball in Las Vegas by 2027.
At least, that’s the point: the owners want to leave Oakland because they think the fans won’t go to the stadium as much as they want.
However, the plan to move to Las Vegas has hit big businesses in recent days.
The A’s have agreed to build a new stadium on the Las Vegas Strip.
The agreement also requested $395 million in federal funds.
Nevada lawmakers have not approved or enacted legislation to bring the A’s to Las Vegas because they are willing to provide less than $200 million in transfer taxes to help build the stadium.
The whole plan apparently hinges on building the stadium.
Basically, the lawmakers are willing to contribute $150 million to $175 million, and the A’s want $395 million.
And the A’s migration drama continues. https://t.co/Hc7Bv8fYOr
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) May 23, 2023
The fans, meanwhile, are in a kind of limbo.
They don’t know if the team will play in Oakland, Las Vegas, or any other city in 2027.
No one knows anything until we have a better understanding of Las Vegas money.
All this happens while the A’s are a real mess on the field.
They are, by far, the worst team in MLB with a record of 10-39.
The closest team is the Kansas City Royals, who are four games ahead of the A’s with a record of 14-35.
Oakland can hit a little bit, but their pitching is worrisome and often looks like the part of Triple-A.
While everyone has gotten on the same page about the future of the franchise, the fans are the ones suffering the most.
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