MLB Affiliated Team of Midland Rockhounds, Oakland A’s, Buy Land in Las Vegas
First the Raiders and now the Athletics leaving Oakland for Las Vegas? Looks like it is imminent that a move is in the future for the team that the Midland Rockhounds are a farm team for.
Rumors of the A's leaving Oakland have been swirling around the league for a couple of decades, but in the past several years the possibilities have grown, and now it is almost a certainty.
The Oakland Athletics have entered into a purchasing agreement on a 49-acre spot in Las Vegas for a potential 35,000-seat stadium.
The site is adjacent to Allegiant Stadium, the home of the Las Vegas Raiders, the former roommate of the A's in Oakland Coliseum from 1968-1981 and again from 1995 to 2019. Both stadiums would be located close to Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
The Athletics are hoping to have the inaugural season of the A's in the new stadium to begin on MLB's Opening Day in 2027.
The proposed move still has to be approved by MLB owners, but it is already supported by the MLB commish Rob Manfred.
Las Vegas would be the fourth city that the Athletics have called home, the team started out in Philadelphia in 1901, moved to Kansas City in 1955, and then moved to Oakland in 1968.
The location moves the team closer to their affiliates, the Triple-A affiliate Las Vegas Aviators and the Double-A affiliate, our hometown Midland Rockhounds.
The move of the Oakland Athletics to Las Vegas will have no effect on the Midland Rockhounds.