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Oakland Soccer Teams Eye Stadium Amid A’s Possible Departure

  • The USL team's Oakland soccer stadium proposal comes as the A's bought land to move to Las Vegas.
  • Oakland's mayor supports the Roots' proposed stadium, which would also host the Oakland Soul women's USL team.
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The USL’s Oakland Roots soccer club has proposed building a new stadium next to RingCentral Coliseum, the ballpark the Oakland A’s currently call home. 

The A’s, however, have just announced plans to buy land for a new stadium in Las Vegas

The Roots, who’ve made the USL Championship’s conference semifinals each of the last two seasons, currently play at Laney College. They are seeking a 10-year lease for the new site, which would host its women’s USL affiliate, the Oakland Soul, and possibly hold up to 10,000 fans.

Before Wednesday’s decision to buy land in Las Vegas, the A’s proposed building a $12 billion waterfront ballpark to stay in Oakland but failed to agree with the city. 

Oakland mayor Sheng Thao, who questioned the A’s commitment to staying in the city earlier this week, voiced support for the Roots’ stadium proposal. 

“In just a few short years, the Roots have become a beloved institution in Oakland, and we are thrilled they will soon be joined by Oakland Soul,” Thao said.

The Roots ownership group includes former NFL star running back and Oakland native Marshawn Lynch. 

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