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What are the chances for Sacramento to be the A’s temporary home?

(FOX40.COM) – As the Sacramento River Cats celebrate their 25th anniversary, the team’s home venue, Sutter Health Park, could potentially host an MLB team within the next three years.

The Oakland Athletics were reportedly considering the West Sacramento ballpark as a temporary home before moving to Las Vegas.

But before a temporary stay at Sutter Health Park becomes a reality, A’s owner receives a new contract offer to extend his stay in Oakland. according to ESPN.

Oakland city officials and the team will meet on Tuesday, where the city will reportedly offer a five-year contract with an exit option after three years. The contract offer also includes a $97 million “extension fee.”

The A’s lease at the Oakland Coliseum expires after the 2024 season and they are expected to move there planned stadium in Las Vegas in 2028.

Sacramento’s rise as a host location

The San Francisco Chronicle reported in January that Sutter Health Park is being considered as a possible temporary location from 2025 to 2027.

Salt Lake City and Summerlin, Nevada, as well as Oracle Park in San Francisco were also considered as potential venues, but the release noted that the situation would present a “logistical nightmare” for the Giants.

ESPN reported Saturday that the idea of ​​a three-year stay in Sacramento has “gained traction in recent weeks.”

A temporary stay in Sacramento would allow the A’s to retain “a larger percentage of their reported $67 million” in their television deal with NBC Sports California than the team would in Salt Lake City.

A’s owner visits Sacramento

Reports of the A’s interest began to circulate locally as executives toured Sutter Health Park in January.

A’s owner John Fisher and President Dave Kaval were reportedly among the senior executives who visited the River Cats’ home stadium in West Sacramento.

The idea of ​​the A’s playing at Sutter Health was not welcomed by some local fans.

“This is a strong baseball town. “You’re going to have a lot of loose fans in the stands, and then I guarantee you, you’re going to have a lot of A’s out here in green ‘sell’ jerseys protesting the sale of the team,” A’s fan Ray said Perez in a previous report by FOX40.com. “We don’t want you here under these circumstances. We want you to go.”

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