Could this be the end of Oakland's only professional sports team? The Oakland baseball team is looking for a new stadium and if they aren't able to find it and build it in Oakland according to the team higher-ups they will have to find it somewhere else.
An email sent out by the Team President Dave Kaval explained the hard choice, "Today, Major League Baseball instructed the A's to begin exploring other markets while we continue to pursue the Oakland waterfront ballpark project. This is not an easy directive for our fans to hear. We believe in the vision we have presented for a waterfront ballpark; it is a project that will create jobs, housing, open parks, and countless community benefits for Oakland residents, and it will set the stage for more World Series titles for our fans. After four years of work, MLB is concerned with the rate of progress with local officials and other stakeholders on our new ballpark efforts. The time is here for a decision on our future, and it is unclear to us and MLB whether there is a path to success for the A's in Oakland."