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Oakland A's considering two dozen locations for new ballpark in Las Vegas valley

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Oakland A's considering two dozen locations for new ballpark in Las Vegas valley
Oakland A's considering two dozen locations for new ballpark in Las Vegas valley

Oakland A's team president, Dave Kaval, tells 13 Action News the team is currently considering about two dozen different locations where they could build a new ballpark in the Las Vegas valley.

Isolated storm chances throughmidweek.IF YOU BUILD A BALLPARK--THEN THE BASEBALL FANS WILLCOME!THE OAKLAND ATHLETICSTHINK THAT’S THE CASE IF THEYMOVE THE TEAM TO SOUTHERN NEVADA--BUT THE BIG QUESTION ISWHERE EXACTLY?13 ACTION NEWS ANCHOR ROSSDIMATTEI JOINS US LIVE.AND ROSS YOU TALKED WITHTHE TEAM’S PRESIDENT ABOUT HOWMANY LOCATIONS THEY ARECONSIDERINGTODD, I’M TOLD THE A’S ARECURRENTLY CONSIDERING ABOUT TWODOZEN DIFFERENT LOCATIONS WHERETHEY COULD BUILD A NEW BALLPARKHERE IN THE VALLEY!THE TEAM’S PRESIDENT TELLS METHEY WERE HOPING TO NARROW THEIRLIST DURING THEIR SECOND VISITTO THE VALLEY --BUT IT ENDED UPEXPANDING BECAUSE THERE’S A LOTTO LIKE ABOUT MANY OF THELOCATIONS.LET’S LOOK AROUND THE LAS VEGASSTRIP.A’S TEAM PRESIDENT DAVE KAVALSAYS HE’S PLANNING TO MEET WTHCASINO OWNER PHIL RUFFIN ABOUT APLOT OF LAND AT CIRCUS CIRCUS."Well, seems like there’s a lotof new energy in the northernstrip area obviously you have,you know Resorts World that’sabout to open.

And so I thinkthat’s kind of intriguing, youknow, getting in and out onSahara is kind of intriguing aswell for locals and so I thinkthat provides some interestingaspects that obviously we wantto learn more about, andpotentially plan out in ameaningful way."THIS PIECE OF LAND JUST NORTH OFMCCARRAN AIRPORT IS OWNED BYU-N-L-V --AND PRESENTS SOMEINTERESTING OPPORTUNITIES FOR APARTNERSHIP."Well I think always partneringwith a you know, such anesteemed institution of higherlearning like you NLB that couldbe really positive, it couldprovide community benefits wellbeyond baseball.

So I thinkthat’s something that’s reallyintriguing.

For us, it’s also,you know, proximate to theresort corridor but still givesyou a little bit of space to getlocals in and out.

But I thinkthere are maybe some concernsthat it is, it’s too close tothe airport, because I knowthere was some letters andconcerned about that when theRaiders we’re gonna actually gothere."KAVAL SAYS HE GOT A GREAT TOUROF DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS FROMCASINO-OWNER DEREK STEVENS --BUTCAN’T YET PINPOINT WHERE THEY’DBUILD A NEW BALLPARK."Well I think finding the spaceis the hardest challenge there,because things are just tighteryou know like all the differentparcels and stuff aren’t quiteas big, but by the same token,you know, I think for youngermillennials and, you know, Gen Zand people of that persuasion,that’s important for the futurebaseball."AND KAVAL SAYS THEY’RE NOTRULING OUT BUILDING A NEWSTADIUM EVEN FURTHER FROM THESTRIP --SOMEWHERE IN HENDERSONOR SUMMERLIN."that might be better forlocals, you know, we have to domore market research to find outif that’s truly in factaccurate.

But by the same tokenI think it’s obviously harderfor for visitors to potentiallyreach those areas, but those areincredible locations I meanobviously in Summerlin, we haveour triple A team there it’s,you know, sometimes it draws theace on a game you know it doesan incredibly good job so Ididn’t want to leave that openbecause maybe we’ll find outthat 90% of the fans are local.And if that’s true and that’sthe business model that we kindof put forward, then maybe alocation like that could makesense."BEFORE WE GET AHEAD OF OURSELVES--THERE IS STILL A CHANCE THEA’S STAY IN OAKLAND.THERE’S AN IMPORTANT HEARINGSCHEDULED FOR JULY 20 --TO SEEIF THE CITY OF OAKLAND WILLAPPROVE A NEW WATERFRONTBALLPARK.THAT’S WHEN WE’LL GET A BETTERIDEA OF HOW REALISTIC A MOVE TOSOUTHERN NEVADA REALLY IS.REPORTING LIVE, ROSS DIMATTEI,13 ACTION NEWS.COMING UP ON 13 ACTIONNEWS --LIGHTING A SPARK ON A

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