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Could the Oakland A’s find a temporary home in Utah?


Major League Baseball is getting a little closer to Salt Lake City. And there’s a chance it could get a lot closer as soon as 2025.

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Discussion Questions:

  1. What is the difference between expansion and relocation in professional sports?
  2. Why would a league choose to expand?
  3. Why would a franchise choose to relocate?
  4. Why might a league might not want a franchise to relocate?
  5. Why do you think the Oakland A’s are relocating?
  6. Why do you think stadiums are important to a franchise?
  7. What is revenue?
  8. How might new stadiums help a franchise generate more revenue?
  9. Why do you think the A’s and MLB chose Las Vegas as a relocation city?
  10. When will the new stadium be complete in Las Vegas?
  11. Why might they need a temporary home until then?
  12. Why might Salt Lake City provide a good short-term solution?
  13. How do you think A’s fans will respond next year knowing the team is moving?
  14. How might a significant drop in attendance impact the A’s franchise?
  15. Why are communications important in sports to help manage publicity?
  16. What message do you think the A’s franchise should try to communicate to fans knowing they will still be in Oakland for at least one more year?
Chris Lindauer
After working for nearly a decade in professional sports, Chris Lindauer, formed Sports Career Consulting to provide unique sports business education opportunities in and out of the classroom. In the eighteen years (and counting) that followed, Chris has inspired thousands of students to pursue their passions and explore the career of their dreams. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two teenage daughters and their dog.


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