The Oakland A’s signed a mandatory contract to play football in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nev. (FOX5) – Major League Baseball’s Oakland A’s announced a binding agreement to purchase land for a future baseball stadium in Las Vegas.

In a statement obtained by FOX5 on Wednesday, the team said the request to stay in Bay Area California has made little progress despite efforts to stay.

The team said they “understand this is a difficult day for Oakland fans and the community.”

FOX5 is working to learn more about the stadium’s location and construction timeline.

Associated Press Agency reported that the A’s will work with local and state governments on the basis of public-private partnerships to finance the stadium.

Oakland President A told the AP reporter the team hopes to break ground by next year with a move-in date of 2027.

Below is the full statement of the team:

FOX5 also reached out to Gov. Joe Lombardo’s office for comment and received this statement:

This is a developing story.

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