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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred points to city of Oakland for A’s move to Las Vegas: ‘I feel sorry for the fans’

Apr 24, 2023

The Oakland Athletics’ plan to move to Nevada after signing a binding agreement for land near the Las Vegas strip has not gone over well with the city’s mayor, Sheng Thao, but Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred refuted any suggestion that the organization wasn’t negotiating in good faith before deciding to move on.

A’s president Dave Kaval announced last week that the organization agreed to purchase land in southern Nevada with plans to build a 30,000-seat ballpark with a partially retractable roof worth $1.5 billion.

The announcement was met with harsh criticism from Oakland mayor Sheng Thao who said in a statement that the move happened "mid-negotiations" and suggested that any deal to stay in Oakland was used as "leverage" for the A’s new deal in Las Vegas.

Source: Fox News

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