Athletics Secure Agreement to Play in Sacramento Temporarily as Las Vegas Stadium Completion is Pending

The Oakland Athletics are making their way to Las Vegas through Sacramento, with an agreement in place to play at the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats stadium from 2024 to 2027. The team will then move to Sutter Health Park after their lease in Oakland expires at the end of the 2024 season.

“We look forward to making Sutter Health Park our home during our transition to Las Vegas,” said A’s owner John Fisher. “We appreciate the Kings and the City of West Sacramento for hosting us as we work on our new ballpark in Las Vegas.”

Fisher expressed excitement about watching the A’s play at Sutter Health Park, which will temporarily transform into a major-league stadium for the next three years. Notably, the team will be known simply as the Athletics and A’s during their time in Sacramento.

The agreement resolves a looming question for the A’s as they prepare to move to Las Vegas, where plans are underway for a new 33,000-seat stadium on the former site of the Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel.

The A’s departure from Oakland has been met with resistance, prompting the team to seek temporary solutions in Sacramento. Despite unpopular reactions and protests, the A’s have secured a temporary home in Sacramento as they await their move to Las Vegas.

With uncertainties surrounding the transition, including demands from Oakland and challenges with attendance, the A’s remain committed to their plans. While the move may pose challenges in Sacramento, the team is determined to make it work.

As the A’s embark on this new chapter, only time will tell how their presence in Sacramento will unfold and what it means for their future in Las Vegas.

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