Oakland A’s may not have to purchase land in Las Vegas after all
By David Hill
The Oakland A’s are reportedly looking to purchase a plot of land in the Las Vegas area to build their new stadium. As it turns out, they may not need to spend any money for land at all.
The Howard Hughes Corp, which happens to own the ballpark that the A’s Triple-A team plays in, has quite the offer. They are willing to give the team a plot of land for their new ballpark if they relocate to the Summerlin area.
Oakland A’s could get land for new stadium for free
It is understandable that the A’s would want to be in Vegas proper. By being near the hustle and bustle of the city and casinos, they could be one of the destinations, a place for tourists and travelers to be distracted for a few hours.
However, if there is one thing that the A’s ownership enjoys, it is not spending their money. Although they have reportedly made an offer on an undisclosed plot of land in the Las Vegas area, the idea that they could get land for free might be enough. And, if the A’s can have other entities pay for the stadium’s construction and infrastructure, then they may well take that offer.
There are still a lot of moving parts. The A’s long desired ballpark at the Howard Terminal location is finally starting to move in the right direction and seems as though it may actually happen. Nonetheless, the franchise is moving on a parallel path, making certain that they have options just in case.
But now there is a new player in the ballpark game. The Howard Hughes Corp is stepping into the quest for the A’s, offering a free plot of land for them to relocate. That offer may throw a wrench in the works.
The Oakland A’s now have a third possibility for a new ballpark. The Howard Hughes Corp is willing to give them the land needed to relocate.