Mayor Steinberg says A’s move to Sacramento opens door for future sporting ventures

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SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 17: Sacramento mayor Darrell Steinberg speaks at the Legends of Dance workshop at McClatchy Park on July 17, 2021 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

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With the Oakland Athletics officially moving to Sacramento for the time being, what does that mean for the future of baseball in The California Capitol? Mayor Steinberg has some of the answers.

Mayor of Sacramento, Darrell Steinberg, joined “The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross” on Thursday to discuss the A’s decisions to move to Sutter Health Park for the next three seasons. Steinberg dives into how the process went and will now with the relocation, and why Sacramento was the final decision for MLB franchise. Plus, how does this affect the River Cats, Sacramento’s triple-a team affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.

All that and more on Sactown Sports.

“This conversation wouldn’t be happening if we hadn’t saved the Kings and if [owner Vivek Ranadive] and the Kings team had not built what they built here over these past 10 years. This is a a professional business, and they’re investing now in a growing and top-notch city and this is great for Sacramento. And believe me, it doesn’t hurt us when it comes to future sports opportunities,” Mayor Steinberg said. “You know, our future is boundless when it comes to sports.”

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Additional topics discussed include:

  • What does the A’s move to Sacramento mean?
  • Is there a sour feeling based off of all the Oakland drama?
  • The process of getting the Athletics to The Capitol
  • What does this mean for future MLB opportunities after 2027?
  • Does this open the door for other professional sports in Sacramento?
  • How does this move affect the Sacramento Rivercats?
  • How influential were the Kings and Vivek Ranadive in this process?

Click here to watch and listen to the full interview with Mayor Steinberg.

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