An overview of the Resort Corridor located by the Stratosphere and the Mirage Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip is a location that the A’s and the city of Las Vegas are interested in building a new ballpark. (file photo Las Vegas Review Journal)
On That’s Amaury News and Commentary podcast:
#1 MLB is leaning towards Las Vegas make no mistake about it and didn’t hide the fact announcing Monday that the Oakland A’s will not be charge a relocation fee if they end up moving to Las Vegas.
#2 When the hockey Golden Knights moved to Vegas they were charged a $500 million relocation fee and the football Raiders were charged $378 million for a relocation fee. When asked why MLB will not charge the relocation fee to the A’s MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred refused to make a comment.
#3 The A’s are averaging 8,358 fans per game at the Oakland Coliseum. The A’s are 30th the bottom in MLB attendance behind the 29th place Miami Marlins. MLB by waiving the relocation fee makes the appearance that they want to make the path to Las Vegas as easy as possible for the A’s.
#4 The Resort Corridor is a area that the A’s and Clark County Commissioner Michael Naft were pleased with MLB’s waiving of the relocation fee and the location is not far off the strip close to the Mirage Hotel.
#5 With all this under consideration if the Bay Commission passes the Port usage for the A’s the A’s need to get past the two environmental lawsuits from Southern Pacific and Amtrak. Then the next hurdle the affordable housing between the A’s and the City of Oakland.
Amaury Pi Gonzalez is the lead Spanish play by play on Le Grande 1010 KIQI San Francisco and does News and Commentary at http://www.sportsradioservice.com