Sacramento isn’t the only place the A’s are considering for 2025. Where else could they go?

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Sacramento isn’t the only option the Oakland Athletics are considering as a temporary venue to play baseball in 2025.

It’s one of a few, including a yet-to-be-built location near Salt Lake City.

“We hosted (A’s) team officials on Thursday, and demonstrated we can accommodate their ballpark needs,” Steve Starks, CEO of the Larry H. Miller Company, recently wrote in a statement.

The Larry H. Miller Company is overseeing construction of a new minor league baseball stadium in South Jordan, Utah’s Daybreak neighborhood roughly 20 miles south of Salt Lake City.

The stadium is designed to seat 7,500 fans and open for the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees in 2025 — when the A’s could be looking for a home outside Oakland with their current lease at the Oakland Coliseum expiring after 2024.

“Our organization and the state are excited and able to welcome the Athletics until their new stadium in Las Vegas is completed,” Starks said.

Fielding offers

The Salt Lake Tribune reported the conversations between the A’s and the Larry H. Miller Company included all 81 home games for the 2025, 2026 and 2027 seasons. The Tribune also reported adjustments could be made to the stadium plan to accommodate the A’s by increasing the size of clubhouses, expanding amenities, and grow the overall capacity to 11,000 for Major League Baseball.

The news of A’s brass touring the new ballpark site in Utah comes days after they were reportedly in West Sacramento getting an in-person view of Sutter Health Park, home of the Triple-A River Cats, the top minor league affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.

The other options the A’s are reportedly considering include the Las Vegas Ballpark, home to the Triple-A Las Vegas Aviators, and Oracle Park in San Francisco, home to the Giants. Extending the lease in Oakland is considered unlikely given the contentious relationship between A’s owner John Fisher and local officials.

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and West Sacramento mayor Martha Guerrero have both openly expressed their interest in bringing the A’s to California’s capital.

“You better believe Sacramento would be a great place for the A’s to play on a temporary basis, for all the reasons we know,” Steinberg told The Bee last week.

Kings have a say

But that decision ultimately falls on Fisher and striking a deal with the Sacramento Kings, who own the Sacramento River Cats and operate the ballpark. The Kings declined to comment when reached by The Bee for this story.

Fisher’s plan for Las Vegas is to open the ballpark in 2028, although design work and a financing plan have not been announced. The stadium is expected to cost some $1.5 billion with $380 million coming in public money, leaving Fisher to come up with the remaining sum of more than $1 billion.

Fisher was in Las Vegas this week making a rare public appearance, speaking to reporters about his club’s relocation at a Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce event.

“That will be funded mostly with equity from my family,” Fisher said, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal. “We would actually like to consider raising capital, especially from local investors. That creates a connection to the community, and we’ve seen that with a lot of other teams become a successful thing.”