Opinion: Why the Oakland A’s should make Utah a temporary home

Baseball has suddenly become an important part of the future of an emerging Wasatch Front, and the area ought to embrace it.

This new benefit of rapid growth began last summer when a group of prominent Utahns, led by the Larry H. Miller Company, launched a serious effort to acquire a major league baseball expansion franchise.

The Oakland A’s of the American League are moving to Las Vegas, but that move cannot be completed until a new stadium, projected to be ready by 2028, is completed. In the meantime, team officials have met with Miller Company officials and toured the site of a new minor league stadium and commercial complex under construction in South Jordan’s Daybreak neighborhood. This may end up as an interim home for the team.

If this temporary solution becomes a reality, it would be a welcomed trial period for Utahns anxious to have major league baseball in their midst permanently. 

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