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Re: The Vegas Athletics
« Reply #50: May 24, 2023, 12:32:49 PM »
It's strange that the 40th largest media market now has three major sports and there is talk of NBA expansion there too.

Upfront money for luxury boxes and cross-promotions, one might think

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« Reply #51: May 24, 2023, 12:36:17 PM »
Upfront money for luxury boxes and cross-promotions, one might think

Almost like gambling money is funding professional sports and John Fisher is this generation's Bob Short (or whatever the owner in Major League's name was).  Hm.

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« Reply #52: May 24, 2023, 12:44:54 PM »
Upfront money for luxury boxes and cross-promotions, one might think

The raiders are 30th in attendance in their shiny new stadium. The athletics will have 81 home games and a very crappy product for the foreseeable future. I still don't think Vegas will turn out to be a viable market

http://www.espn.com/nfl/attendance

Some moves are smart owners making smart choices (Kroenke to LA). Other are broke owners who run out of options (Davis to Vegas). I think this one is in the later category

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« Reply #53: May 24, 2023, 12:54:01 PM »
The raiders are 30th in attendance in their shiny new stadium. The athletics will have 81 home games and a very crappy product for the foreseeable future. I still don't think Vegas will turn out to be a viable market

http://www.espn.com/nfl/attendance

Some moves are smart owners making smart choices (Kroenke to LA). Other are broke owners who run out of options (Davis to Vegas). I think this one is in the later category

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Re: The Vegas Athletics
« Reply #54: May 24, 2023, 01:07:16 PM »
Almost like gambling money is funding professional sports and John Fisher is this generation's Bob Short (or whatever the owner in Major League's name was).  Hm.

Going all in to tap the one area of previous understandable restriction as a source one everything else runs dry? House of cards?

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« Reply #55: May 24, 2023, 01:24:44 PM »
The raiders are 30th in attendance in their shiny new stadium. The athletics will have 81 home games and a very crappy product for the foreseeable future. I still don't think Vegas will turn out to be a viable market

http://www.espn.com/nfl/attendance

Some moves are smart owners making smart choices (Kroenke to LA). Other are broke owners who run out of options (Davis to Vegas). I think this one is in the later category
By percent of capacity they are a bit higher and still at 95 percent.

http://www.espn.com/nfl/attendance/_/sort/homePct

Hockey team has done well. But will see what happens when they are not good.

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« Reply #56: May 24, 2023, 01:54:19 PM »
By percent of capacity they are a bit higher and still at 95 percent.

http://www.espn.com/nfl/attendance/_/sort/homePct

Hockey team has done well. But will see what happens when they are not good.

Hockey is a winter sport where most teams are located in miserable climates. A trip to Vegas to see your team can be a great idea.

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« Reply #58: May 27, 2023, 11:53:46 AM »
Artist rendering of the new stadium:
https://twitter.com/talkinbaseball_/status/1662158930909200384?s=46&t=VxK4vP11aMUU5dFhz5Ltrg

Wait — “partially retractable roof”? Who would conceive of not having something temperature-controlled there?

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Re: The Vegas Athletics
« Reply #59: May 27, 2023, 12:32:09 PM »
Wait — “partially retractable roof”? Who would conceive of not having something temperature-controlled there?
gonna guess they aren't so much concerned about rain as they are about shade for fans? they probably can grow natural grass due to the high sun angle and why give a rat's pattootti attitude towards water conservation (most likely gray water to irrigate so they get a LEED certification :smh: ). At night, it can  get cool and it will be open. i imagine very few day games other than April and late September.

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« Reply #60: May 27, 2023, 12:53:50 PM »
gonna guess they aren't so much concerned about rain as they are about shade for fans?

If they’re pinching pennies to the degree that they’re not offering an air-conditioned option when people have countless entertainment options surrounding it, that could be a signal of the long-term viability of this.

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« Reply #61: May 28, 2023, 02:22:11 PM »
A’s on a 30-132 pace

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« Reply #62: May 29, 2023, 09:41:56 AM »
Doesn't partially retractable mean it only partially retracts, not partially cover?

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« Reply #63: May 29, 2023, 09:50:35 AM »
Doesn't partially retractable mean it only partially retracts, not partially cover?

In other words, it is covered except for cracking open a bit occasionally? Yes, that would make more sense

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Re: The Vegas Athletics
« Reply #65: June 14, 2023, 05:15:18 PM »
Oakland fans want Fisher to sell. A's have won 7 straight. Move them back to Philadelphia or keep them in Oakland. If you can't play baseball outdoors, then maybe a place is not a baseball town.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/sports/athletics/article/fans-reverse-boycott-tells-owner-sell-a-s-18151041.php

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As the last note of the national anthem was sung at the Coliseum on Tuesday night, the Oakland Athletics’ faithful made themselves heard.

Drowning out the sounds of the A’s PA system were the chants of fans who had arrived for the reverse boycott. Their words: “Sell the team.”

The boycott was an initiative by fans to show that their poor attendance, the league’s lowest since 2021, is due to displeasure with the franchise’s management rather than lack of interest. As a result, Tuesday night drew the largest crowd of the year to the Coliseum: 27,759 fans.

The previous high was Opening Night, when 26,805 watched Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels face the A’s.

With a season high in attendance, the reverse boycotters got to enjoy their A’s notching a current MLB-best seventh straight win, a 2-1 defeat of the MLB-best Tampa Bay Rays.

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« Reply #66: June 14, 2023, 05:27:58 PM »
Oakland should find a way to tax the hell out of them for the rest of the season

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« Reply #67: June 14, 2023, 05:33:57 PM »
Now that Snyder is gone Fisher is probably the worst of the big 4 sports owners. A complete POS person, and a horrifically bad day-to-day owner as well. He inherited his fortune, did not earn a penny of it, one of the least deserving people in the country to own a professional sports team. In the awful world of sports owners, he ranks at the bottom.

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Re: The Vegas Athletics
« Reply #69: June 15, 2023, 08:54:37 PM »
Nevada legislature approves the shakedown for the stadium. It's happening.

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« Reply #70: June 15, 2023, 10:24:53 PM »
That section of Vegas will have a football stadium, baseball stadium, and two arenas

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Re: The Vegas Athletics
« Reply #71: June 15, 2023, 10:35:41 PM »
That section of Vegas will have a football stadium, baseball stadium, and two arenas
how many strip clubs?

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« Reply #72: June 15, 2023, 10:58:11 PM »
how many strip clubs?

None that I know of. It’s next to MGM Grand near the airport. Right next to the grounds where 65+ people were shot a few years ago.  I was there last week.

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Re: The Vegas Athletics
« Reply #73: June 16, 2023, 11:21:23 AM »
yuck

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« Reply #74: June 16, 2023, 11:31:23 AM »
The athletic is reporting that some large market owners may vote against the move because the Vegas market is so small that the As will still receive revenue sharing