The Oakland A's are closer to becoming the Las Vegas A's every day. The offer of FREE LAND for a stadium site has cemented that and only the details need be worked out. The Howard Hughes Corp. owners of the A’s Triple-A affiliate, the Las Vegas Aviators, and their home, the Las Vegas Ballpark are willing to provide the Oakland A's land in Summerlin, at no charge. The A’s met with Hughes Corp. officials this month about a plot of land the real estate development and management company owns just west of the 215 Beltway and Summerlin Parkway. Riley said the team has visited multiple sites owned by the corporation. A’s President Dave Kaval said the team had its list of potential ballpark sites down to a final two or three and had made an offer on one of the properties. He didn’t identify that location. The A's are getting a hard sell from different people on the Strip that own land that they want the A’s to buy . Free Land is what the A's owner has been looking for. Team officials have expressed an interest in what the Summerlin area has to offer, mentioning the community after almost all of their seven trips to Southern Nevada, which began in late May. Team officials are known to have also looked at properties in other parts of Las Vegas, Henderson and near the resort corridor. Hughes offer of FREE Land in Summerlin should put a lock on Summerlin. One of the considerations when talking to different owners about the final sites is land cost, partnering on ancillary development, understanding all the aspects of the different locations logistically, making sure that they work. Negotiations are supposedly ongoing with a couple of different groups.
The A’s were granted permission to explore possible relocation to Las Vegas as the league deemed their current home in Oakland, RingCentral Coliseum, as inadequate for the team’s future. The team is also in the process of negotiating a separate ballpark deal in Oakland that would see a $12 billion project centered on a $1 billion, 35,000-seat waterfront ballpark at the Port of Oakland’s Howard Terminal. With the A’s lease at their current ballpark expiring in 2024, they’ll likely need a temporary place to play before a new stadium is constructed.
The A's may have to play in Las Vegas (Las Vegas Ballpark) for a couple years, on a temporary basis, no matter what happens because their current lease in Oakland expires in 2024. What would that would mean for the Aviators and their operation? That’s anyone's guess.
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