Oakland A’s looking to purchase land in Las Vegas
By David Hill
The Oakland A’s are trying to play on both sides of the road at the same time. They have continued to press forward with their plans for the Howard Terminal location, with the possibility of a new ballpark on the waterfront seemingly getting closer day by day. However, until ground is actually broken at the site, it is easy to imagine that something will happen to derail those plans.
It is something that the A’s are well aware of after attempting to get a new stadium for over two decades. There have been starts and stops along the way, leading to Major League Baseball giving the organization permission to explore relocating. It did not take long for Las Vegas to become the preferred destination.
Oakland A’s playing on both sides of the road
Although things seem to be progressing with the A’s remaining in Oakland, they are still hedging their bets. According to reports, the organization has made an offer for a plot of land that could be the location for a new ballpark. The details of the offer, such as the dollar amount and the exact location, remain unknown. Nonetheless, it is an interesting development.
Time is certainly of the essence for the A’s. Their lease on the Coliseum ends after the 2024 season, giving the team three years to figure out where they are going to play in 2025. The only certainty is that they do not want to be stuck in the Coliseum for another year or two without progress being made on a new ballpark.
Making such an offer, and potentially purchasing that plot of land, puts a great deal of pressure on the City of Oakland. The city has already begun to find financing for various aspects of the project, but a binding deal between them and the organization has yet to happen. Maybe by making an offer for this plot of land, the A’s can force that to happen.
The Oakland A’s are looking to purchase a plot of land in Las Vegas for a new stadium. Although the Howard Terminal Project moves forward, they are playing both sides.