LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – The Oakland A’s will be in need of a temporary home as they wait for a new stadium to be built in Las Vegas, and the club is reportedly beginning to look at potential options.
Steve Starks, CEO of the Larry H. Miller Company, issued a media release, stating that his company is in “regular contact” with the Athletics about the club playing temporarily in Salt Lake City.
“We hosted team officials on Thursday, and demonstrated we can accommodate their ballpark needs. Our organization and the state are excited and able to welcome the Athletics until their new stadium in Las Vegas is completed.”
The Utah city is home to the Salt Lake Bees, the AAA affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels. The Bees currently play in Smith’s Ballpark, a venue with a capacity of approximately 14,500. But a year ago, the Larry H. Miller Company announced that it would build a new baseball stadium in Downtown Daybreak, a master-planned community in South Jordan, Utah, which is expected to be completed in time for the 2025 season.
“This new ballpark will support the A’s needs and has been the focus of their interest,” Starks wrote in his release. “It will include breathtaking views of the field and the Wasatch Mountains, is easily accessible from Mountain View Corridor and TRAX, and is in the fastest-growing part of Salt Lake County. Our unique, two-stadium solution would ensure that baseball stays in the Salt Lake market as the Salt Lake Bees return to Smith’s Ballpark for additional seasons.”
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