They have already stated they are keeping the "A's" name/brand.....it has a rich history. I was born and raised in the Bay Area (die hard A's, Raiders, Warriors fan) but live in Vegas now. All of my teams are coming to me....lol. I am torn about this, but they have been trying for twenty years to get a stadium and the city has been blocking them every step of the way and let's face it, even if they got a new stadium wherever you put it in Oakland it is lipstick on a pig. Oakland has lost three franchises in the last five years you would think they would have fought harder for the A's. It will be interesting to see if current A's ownership (which is probably the worst I have ever seen) will try to build a contender once they move.
Oh that's great, I hadn't seen that it was confirmed they are keeping the name. Though I'm not sure how many decades it will take to suppress an eye roll when I see Las Vegas in the logo instead of Oakland. I've been an A's fan for 35 years so I'd guess at least 35 more years for that! Let's hope I last that long.
I'll always blame the wiener owner the most, but yeah the city had a HUGE part in it. I guess the politicians were more concerned with it appearing that they were giving any kind of a "handout" to a rich sports owner than they were about the appearance of losing every single sports team.
The ownership has always blamed the stadium situation for not spending, indicating they would spend once they had a good stadium. Personally I think that was a line of BS and this owner has no intention of ever spending any real money. He's either going to keep being cheap, or more likely will wait until the stadium is built and sell so he can rake in the huge profit. Maybe a new owner would open their pockets more. I mean they can't be any MORE stingy.