Monday, November 28, 2011

Oakland A's Negotiating with Mesa

Great news!  It looks like there is a chance that Hohokam won't sit very long without a tenant.  The Oakland A's announced today that they have opened negotiations to move in when the Cubs leave for their new facility.  Nothing is formal at this point, but it does give Oakland the ability to negotiate exclusively with Mesa.

There is a chance that the Cubs would move out after the 2013 season and the A's wouldn't move in until 2015.  However, the year gap might be helpful for any moving and rennovations.  Between the ASU move to the Cubs facility and this news, Mesa is definitely on the winning end of some major sports victory that will help bring revenue and people into the City. 

This leaves Phoenix with only one team - the Brewers who play in Maryvale.  Most people believe that it is only a matter of time before they move as well.  That would leave Phoenix with no teams and Mesa with two!

This is more great news for Mesa.

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