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Sunday, November 21, 2021

A’s put in offer on potential Las Vegas ballpark site

The Oakland Athletics have put in an offer on a plot of land in the Las Vegas Valley where they could potentially build a $1 billion ballpark, team president Dave Kaval said Friday.

Kaval didn’t specify where the land is located, but noted the bid to try to secure a site signals things are getting more serious on the Southern Nevada stadium front.

“We’re kind of moving from a phase of research/data gathering to action around a final site,” Kaval told the Review-Journal Friday afternoon. “That’s really important because the site selection is a really critical path to keep the process moving forward to where we could have a holistically blessed project.”

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred gave the A’s the green light in May to begin exploring Las Vegas as a potential relocation market. Team officials have since made multiple trips to the area to view prospective sites and meet with key stakeholders and elected officials.

Kaval said A’s brass would be back in the Las Vegas Valley in December and would be back every two to three weeks thereafter.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 21, 2021 at 12:01 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walt Davis Posted: November 21, 2021 at 05:44 PM (#6053892)
In fine A's tradition, the offer was below market value and, if accepted, they intend to sell it off before the first balloon payment is due.
   2. Jesus Luzardo Maraschino Posted: November 22, 2021 at 12:02 PM (#6053973)
a $1 billion ballpark, team president Dave Kaval said

I hope he said that in a Dr Evil voice.
   3. McCoy Posted: November 22, 2021 at 04:12 PM (#6054056)
Can't afford to field a team with a payroll north of 100 million but can do a billion dollar stadium. Mmmkay.
   4. Jack Sommers Posted: November 22, 2021 at 05:58 PM (#6054083)
I rather doubt they pay much of that 1 Billion stadium cost themselves.
   5. Ron J Posted: November 22, 2021 at 06:28 PM (#6054092)
#3 While Walt is joking in #1 I'd be surprised if they didn't have a money making angle that involves them somehow spinning it off before any money comes out of their pocket.

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