Athletics News: Team’s Future in Oakland Hinges on Upcoming City Council Meeting

David Kaestle
The Oakland Athletics could be leaving town if they don't get a new stadium.
The Oakland Athletics could be leaving town if they don't get a new stadium. / Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

The City of Oakland has not done a good job of holding on to their sports franchises. Just in the last couple years, they have seen the Raiders head to Las Vegas and the Warriors depart for fancier digs across the bay in San Francisco. Now just the Athletics remain, but that could soon change too.

A's New Stadiun

The Oakland A's need a new stadium, and have for a long time. And much like the Raiders and Warriors, if the city doesn't approve one for them, they will be leaving town just the same. Therefore, the A's future in Oakland all comes down to a city council vote on July 20 to decide on the proposal for a new stadium.

When asked about the situation at the MLB All-Star game, league commissioner Rob Manfred said the A's stadium process is "at the end." He also noted that he sees Las Vegas as a "viable alternative" to Oakland should the city decide against the new stadium.

Manfred also encouraged the city not to view these comments as a bluff. After all, the city has called the bluff of two franchises before and watched them walk away to better situations. Expecting a different result this time would be yet another naive and short-sighted move by the leaders of Oakland.

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