Oakland Athletics Close In on Las Vegas Stadium Deal

From faking a rainout at a World Series game to a possum in a television booth, the Athletics have rarely been happy at home. Will Las Vegas be the answer?

It was announced this week that the Athletics, at long last, had come to an agreement with a group of politicians to build a new stadium for the club, which has been stuck in an outdated facility for years.

If that sounds familiar, it is because the same situation, with the same reasoning, has been playing out for more than 100 years. The Athletics, a vagabond franchise that originally hailed from Philadelphia before moving to Kansas City, Mo., and then Oakland,

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