West Sacramento to host A’s games from 2025-27

April 4th, 2024

OAKLAND -- The A’s have found their temporary home for the 2025-27 MLB seasons at Sutter Health Park in Sacramento, the club announced on Thursday.

With their lease at the Oakland Coliseum set to expire after the 2024 season and a planned relocation to Las Vegas to a new ballpark that is not expected to be ready for play until the 2028 season, the A’s will move into the home of the Sacramento River Cats, who are currently the Triple-A affiliate of the Giants.

“On behalf of all of MLB, I want to express my appreciation to West Sacramento, Sutter Health Park, the Kings and the greater Sacramento region for their excitement to host the A’s for interim play, as the new A’s permanent home is built in Las Vegas," said Commissioner Rob Manfred.

The A’s had been negotiating with the city of Oakland for a possible lease extension at the Coliseum, where the team has been playing its home games since 1968. But while talks were considered productive, the two sides remained far apart on a deal.

"We explored several locations for a temporary home, including the Oakland Coliseum,” A’s owner and managing partner John Fisher said in a statement. “Even with the long-standing relationship and good intentions on all sides in the negotiations with Oakland, the conditions to achieve an agreement seemed out of reach. We understand the disappointment this news brings to our fans, as this season marks our final one in Oakland. Throughout this season, we will honor and celebrate our time in Oakland, and will share additional details soon.”

The move was announced in partnership with the NBA's Sacramento Kings, who are also the majority owner of the River Cats. The agreement includes an option to also play the 2028 season in Sacramento should the stadium in Las Vegas not be completed by its expected opening date.

“We extend our appreciation to the Kings and the city of West Sacramento,” said Fisher. “And look forward to making Sutter Health Park our home until our new ballpark opens in Las Vegas.”

Including fixed seats, lawn and standing room, Sutter Health Park currently holds a capacity of 14,014. The ballpark recently underwent renovations to update its clubhouses and batting cages. More updates and additions to the stadium’s facilities are expected as the A’s look to bring it up to Major League standards.