The Oakland Athletics Have Agreed To New Las Vegas Stadium, Leaving Oakland

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It seems like the talk of a potential new stadium in Oakland for the Oakland Athletics has been going on for decades now. The once-proud franchise plays in the decrepit Oakland Coliseum, which is often empty and recently is full of bad baseball.

The team this year is flat-out terrible. After a 12-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday, the Oakland Athletics are an unbelievable 3-16 on the year. That puts them on a 25-137 pace for the year. The worst record in the last 100 years of Major League Baseball belongs to the 2003 Detroit Tigers at 43-119, considerably better than this year’s Athletics. The team payroll is an embarrassing $60 million, $100 million less than the league average. Owner John Fisher is simply not trying to win. And, it could be to force a move out of Oakland and into a more lucrative market. If so, he got his wish, as the team is almost certainly on the way to Las Vegas.

So yes, this is happening. And, the Governor of Nevada, Joe Lombardo (R) is on board with the Oakland Athletics coming to town.

The Mayor of Oakland, Sheng Thao, released a statement. Click on the Twitter thread below for the full text.

The new ballpark is supposed to open in 2027, and it will give Las Vegas its third major sports team in ten years, with the Las Vegas Golden Knights and the Las Vegas Raiders also in town.

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Garrett Carr is a recent graduate of Penn State University and a BroBible writer who focuses on NFL, College Football, MLB, and he currently resides in Pennsylvania.