HomeTrending MLB NewsLas Vegas A’s Ballpark Renderings Surface, and MLB Fans All Made the...

Las Vegas A’s Ballpark Renderings Surface, and MLB Fans All Made the Same Joke

Published on

The Oakland Athletics’ presumptive relocation to Las Vegas has gradually morphed into one of the messiest sports moves of the 21st century. Virtually every one of owner John Fisher’s missteps has been scrutinized—including by Nevada power brokers—and criticized by fans.

On the surface, releasing renderings of a potential new Las Vegas stadium would seem like a certain way to get the Athletics a bit of sorely needed positive PR.

When such renderings were released Tuesday, fans mostly thought they looked … familiar.

A tweet displaying the released illustrations was inundated with comparisons between the yet-to-be-constructed ballpark and the famed Sydney Opera House—even among fans who liked the design.

And it’s true: any reasonable person who looks at the illustrations would most likely think of the Sydney Opera House’s trademark sails.

Some suggested a name change was in order.

All told, it was in many respects another misfire for the franchise.

Sydney was not the only proposed alternate relocation site, though.

Later in the day, the Athletics posted the renderings on their X account. Although the team disabled replies, the quotes were voluminous.

source

Latest articles

Effectively Wild Episode 2154: Sliding Doors and Sliding Home

Amid a wave of pitcher injuries, Ben Lindbergh talks to Dr. Rich Nye (4:20),...

Francisco Alvarez To Undergo Thumb Surgery

6:49PM: Mendoza told reporters (including Mike Puma of the New York Post) this evening...

Red Sox’s Alex Cora gives update on Nick Pivetta’s return

Nick Pivetta threw a bullpen session Saturday, and Red Sox manager Alex Cora gave...

Some Potential Answers for Pete Fairbanks

This content is for Premium, Super-Premium, and Premium Monthly members only. Visit the site...

More like this

Effectively Wild Episode 2154: Sliding Doors and Sliding Home

Amid a wave of pitcher injuries, Ben Lindbergh talks to Dr. Rich Nye (4:20),...

Red Sox’s Alex Cora gives update on Nick Pivetta’s return

Nick Pivetta threw a bullpen session Saturday, and Red Sox manager Alex Cora gave...

Some Potential Answers for Pete Fairbanks

This content is for Premium, Super-Premium, and Premium Monthly members only. Visit the site...