The Oakland Athletics, the Major League Baseball (MLB) team famously featured in the movie Moneyball, is moving to Las Vegas. The main reason is the aging facilities at their home stadium. Major League Baseball owners unanimously approved the move.레모나토토 주소
According to MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, the owners of MLB’s 30 teams unanimously approved a proposal to relocate the Oakland Athletics to Las Vegas, Nevada, California, at a meeting in Arlington, Texas. The move requires a 75 percent vote of the general membership, and the owners of MLB’s 30 teams were unanimous in their support.
“I know this is a terrible day for fans in Oakland,” said MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, adding that the Athletics have been working for more than a decade to find a solution to their stadium issues.
“But there was nothing we could do to stop the move. “We are now convinced that we can no longer play in Oakland and look forward to playing in Las Vegas. The Athletics have great support in Las Vegas.”
Athletics President John Fisher said: “We recognize the grief, anger and disappointment that Oakland fans will feel with our decision. We tried everything to find a solution in Oakland, but there was no way. We had no choice,” he said.
“We’ve been in Oakland for a very long time, since 1968. We were playing in the Coliseum, the fourth oldest stadium in baseball. We needed a new home,” he continued, “and we’re very excited about this new opportunity in Las Vegas.”
The Athletics were originally founded in Philadelphia in 1901 and moved to Kansas City in 1955. The team has called Oakland home since 1968. However, the team’s 55-year-old stadium has deteriorated to the point where they’re struggling to stay afloat. Their current home, Oakland’s Ring Central Coliseum, is under contract until 2024. When that contract expires after next season, the Athletics will move to Las Vegas to play in the Major Leagues starting in 2025.
In April, the Athletics purchased a 49-acre (198,296-square-meter) site near the Las Vegas Strip, and will invest $1.5 billion to build a new 30,000-seat stadium. In addition, the state of Nevada has passed legislation to provide $380 million for the stadium. However, the new stadium will not be completed until 2028. Therefore, a temporary home for the 2025 through 2027 seasons has yet to be finalized.
Commissioner Manfred said, “That’s the first priority. We will look for a stadium that will allow us to play all 81 of our home games in one location, including a temporary home for a few more years.”