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Oakland A's coming to Las Vegas … just for Big League Weekend

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Details of 2023's Big League Weekend at the Las Vegas Ballpark were released on Monday. 

The Cincinnati Reds will face the Oakland Athletics on March 4 and 5. Each game will be at 1:05 p.m.

Tickets are available now, according to an email from the team, for Aviators season ticket members. Seats can be reserved by emailing tickets@aviatorslv.com or by phone, 702-943-7200.

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Individual tickets for Big League Weekend will go on sale to the general public in January. 

According to  an Associated Press report earlier this month, the A's are still considering a permanent move to Las Vegas.

“I’m aware of the commissioner’s comments, obviously,” general manager David Forst said, before noting team president Dave Kaval is the point person on the project. “I know (Kaval’s) working tirelessly in both spots. We’re just looking forward to having a new ballpark somewhere.”

After the city of Oakland missed a key deadline last month with the A’s to finalize an agreement on the $12 billion Howard Terminal project, Manfred said on a Sirius XM radio show that he doubted a stadium would be built there. He softened his stance somewhat during the World Series, but remained concerned “about the lack of pace.”

“The pace in Oakland has not been rapid, number one,” Manfred said Oct. 31. “We’re in a stadium situation that’s really not tenable. I mean, we need to do something to alter the situation.”

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The elections in California and Nevada could affect where further talks go in Oakland and Las Vegas. The A’s haven’t been satisfied with the terms offered to this point in Oakland, and Nevada politicians have shown little interest in providing the kind of public money the club likely wants.

 

Kristen DeSilva (she/her) is the online editor for Nevada Public Radio. She oversees and writes State of Nevada’s online and social media content.