Oakland Athletics will relocate, have reportedly purchased land for a $1B stadium to be built in Las Vegas
Well, it finally happened. The Oakland Athletics have signed an agreement for land in Las Vegas to build a $1 billion, 35,000-seat ballpark in the desert.
The A’s organization signed a binding deal for 49 acres of land owned by Red Rock Resorts and will now be the first MLB team to fully relocate since the Montreal Expos left for Washington DC back in 2005.
Athletics Set to Relocate to Las Vegas by 2027
I really feel for Oakland Athletics fans. The entire situation is pretty sad and A’s owner John Fisher finally got what he wanted by completely ignoring the Oakland Athletics team and a fan base that simply wanted to have a good product out on the field.
Oakland A’s fans are a passionate bunch, something that I failed to realize last week when writing about their “reverse protest” to show the A’s organization that they weren’t the problem (or reason) that they weren’t coming to the ballpark, but rather the organization that has ignored them for nearly two decades.
Hell, I wouldn’t want to show up to a ballpark with possums in it either.
Unfortunately for A’s fans, John Fisher never gave a shit about them and he brought on GM Dave Kaval to aid him in destroying everything possible in Oakland to make the revitalization of Athletics baseball in the Bay Area nearly impossible.
The city of Oakland has now lost the Warriors, Raiders, and Athletics. They no longer have professional sports teams.
Fisher is nothing more than a GAP trust fund baby that purchased the Oakland A’s for less than $200M that has turned a once-powerhouse baseball organization in the ’70s, ’80s, and early 90’s into an organization and stadium that resembles a post-apocalyptic experience for the average of 2,700 fans that still showed up to the ballpark over the last decade.
Oakland is 3-16 on the season and just got outscored 26-3 by the Chicago Cubs last series. Their run differential sits at -87 through 19 games this year as they have officially “packed it in” and we’re not even into the month of May yet.
Just a sad state of affairs in Oakland. Cheers to the fans that still give a shit. Death to owner John Fisher and GM Dave Kaval.