The A’s are considering Triple-A stadiums in Sacramento and Salt Lake City for a temporary 2025-27 home, according to reports

Many questions remain as Oakland Athletics owner John Fisher moves forward on his plan to move the team to Las Vegas. Fischer and the A’s recently missed deadlines to release a workable stadium plan and close financing.However, this did not yield the expected results. The A’s will continue to receive revenue share money, MLB and the MLBPA agreed.

Fisher and the A’s also need to figure out where the team will play from 2025-27. Their lease at RingCentral Coliseum expires after the 2024 season and the new ballpark in Las Vegas is not expected to open until 2028. The club is exploring several optionsThat includes working out a short-term lease to live in Oakland and play games at Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Fisher and other members of the A’s leadership team have begun visiting Triple-A stadiums in Sacramento (Giants) and Salt Lake City (Los Angeles Angels) as they look for 2025-27. Looking for a temporary home. season’s. From the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

Members of the A’s executive team, including owner John Fisher and president Dave Kaval, visited Sutter Health Park in Sacramento, California, on Thursday, a person with knowledge of the trip told the Review-Journal. The park is home to the Sacramento River Cats, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.

The source said the A’s will continue their due diligence this weekend. He is scheduled to visit Smith Ballpark in Salt Lake City, home of the Los Angeles Angels’ Triple-A affiliate, the Salt Lake Bees.

This is a very important matter, it should be given attention. MLB releases the next season’s schedule in July each year and it takes time to actually put together the schedule. The A’s need to figure out soon where they’ll play at least through 2025 so they can work out all the logistics (especially if they end up sharing an MLB or Triple-A stadium) and the league can create a workable schedule. .

MLB and the MLBPA must sign off on any 2025–27 stadium plan and, if the A’s intend to play in a Triple-A ballpark, the union will want to ensure that the stadium is upgraded to major-league standards. Sahlen Field in Buffalo was upgraded when the Toronto Blue Jays played home games there in 2020 and 2021. MLB players should have MLB-caliber facilities, not Triple-A quality.

The easiest solution would be to work out a short-term lease to stay in Oakland or share Oracle Park with the Giants. There is precedent for two MLB teams sharing a ballpark – the most recent example being the New York Mets agreeing to let the New York Yankees play at Shea Stadium for two seasons (1974–75) while Yankee Stadium underwent extensive renovations. . As long as the A’s stay in Oakland, Oracle Park isn’t the least painful solution.

Fisher’s stripped-down roster went 50–112 in 2023, the second-most losing season in franchise 123-season history. The A’s played in Philadelphia from 1901–54, in Kansas City from 1955–67, and in Oakland since 1968.

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