A’s Have ‘Strong Interest’ in Vegas

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While Oakland A’s potential downtown development awaits trial in its current city, the team is working on two potential Las Vegas locations, including one on the famous Vegas Strip.

According to team president Dave Kaval, one pitch would force the team to either own the land the stadium is built on or enter into a public-private partnership, while the other represents a potential affiliation with a resort operator.

  • The resort operator in question may be gambling and leisure propertiesa real estate investor who owns the Tropicana Hotels on the Strip.
  • In a earnings call on Friday, Peter Carlino, CEO of Gaming & Leisure Properties, said, “It has been widely reported that the A’s are looking at this location,” referring to the Tropicana location. “I can say that for sure You have a very, very strong interest on our website if the transaction can work to their advantage,” he added.

Kaval said he hopes to announce a proposed location and design for 30,000 seats. 1 billion dollars baseball field soon.

Oakland’s harbor problem

While the team could stay and develop in Oakland 12 billion dollars Stadium, waterfront retail and residential area, some hurdles remain.

The city needs to reallocate the Howard Terminal area to make it non-exclusive port use, overcoming a non-binding commission vote of 5-4 with one abstention to retain that status. The final vote will take place on June 30th.

“If we lose this we are dead‘ said Kawal.

The three football teams battling for a European Super League cannot take a break.

The latest complication: Plans for Barcelona, ​​Juventus and Real Madrid to stage pre-season exhibition games in the United States “are on the brink of failure,” according to ESPN. The outlet first reported in February that the three rebel teams were planning a tournament.

The main motivation for gambling is to maximize revenue after major pandemic losses, but the report suggests that’s unlikely to happen now.

  • The tournament might have included AC Milan as a fourth team.
  • A match between Real Madrid and Barca could have taken place in Las Vegas.

Now the three teams will consider other options for participating in USA friendlies next season – which they have done on many occasions before.

troubled past

In April 2021, 12 teams announced plans to create a European Super League. But after public outcry, most teams dropped the idea within 24 hours.

However, Barcelona, ​​Juventus and Real Madrid are refusing to let it go – despite mounting hurdles.
That was decided by a Spanish court in April Uefa and FIFA could sanction them if they go through with the Super League plans. The decision overturned a previous ruling that could have protected the teams from some of the wrath of their governing bodies.


Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has championed corporate issues that contributed to the sale to Microsoft, but he could well benefit if the deal goes through.

Kotick could take it 500 million dollars from its shares in the video game giant.

  • The CEO owns 4.3 million shares that would be worth it $408.5 million at Microsoft’s proposed purchase price of $95 per share. Activision stock closed at $78.06 on Monday.
  • He also holds an option to purchase another 2.2 million shares, which would take the total value of his equity to over $500 million.
  • Kotick, whose salary in 2021 was $826,549, will receive $14.4 million settlement if terminated within one year of the sale of the business or terminated under certain conditions.

Activision’s stock plummeted 44.7% from its peak in February 2021 to early December due to court cases related to sexual harassment and gender pay discrimination, but partially recovered in January when Microsoft agreed to buy the company.

Buffett’s bet

Warren Buffett Berkshire Hathaway has increased its stake in Activision Blizzard in a bet that the sale to Microsoft will be completed. The famous investment house now owns around 9.5% of the “Call of Duty” creators, Buffett told shareholders on Saturday.

The Federal Trade Commission and European Union regulators have reviewed the deal on competitive grounds, and the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating three investors for insider trading related to the deal.

Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world – second only to football – and now a US county with an estimated 100,000 cricket fans is getting a 10,000-capacity cricket stadium.

The Knight Riders Group is reportedly investing – in the amount of $30 million – in the stadium, which sits on a 15-acre lot in Orange County, California.

  • KRG owns the Kolkata Knight Ridersthe third most valuable team in the Indian Premier League ($1.1 billion) and the Caribbean Premier League Trinbago Knight Riders.
  • Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan endorses KRG. Actor Juhi Chawla and businessman Jay Mehta are participating in KRG’s investment.

Major League Cricket, the first professional T20 cricket league in the United States, received approval to move forward with lease negotiations exclusive negotiation agreement with Irvine, California.

Knight Riders Group previously invested with American Cricket Enterprises in MLC, which begins in 2023. ESPN reports that MLC plans to build or renovate as many as possible eight facilities in the years to come for one Estimated $110 million.

cricket competitions

The stadium is about 40 miles from downtown Los Angeles, home to two of 27 minor league cricket teams – the Socal Lashings and the Hollywood Master Blasters – plus one more 200,000 fans in Los Angeles County.

The stadium, co-hosted by the US and West Indies in 2024, could help host the International Cricket Council’s men’s T20 World Cup if completed in time. The ICC is also bidding for the inclusion of cricket in the Olympic Games 2028 in Los Angeles.


  • The bat used by Jackie Robinson in the 1949 All-Star Game sold for $1.08 million, including the buyer’s premium.
  • The Milwaukee Bucks are allegedly wants to sell naming rights to its entertainment district for $4 million annually.
  • Vanessa Bryant introduced a basketball court in the Pearson Park neighborhood of Anaheim, California, honoring Kobe and Gigi Bryant.
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