Athletics offer BOGO tickets to Opening Day as fans plan boycott amid plans to move to Las Vegas
Oakland Athletics fans are planning another season-long boycott now that the team has. The fan revolt will begin on Opening Day, with fans planning to walk outside the game without ever entering.
According to The Athletic, the Oakland 68s fan groups and The Last Dive Bar are coming together to express their disapproval of A’s owner John Fisher. Oakland fans participated in several boycotts last year, but Oakland 68s president Jorge Leon says the protests will be lifted in 2024
“I tell people, if you think this was a crazy year, wait until next year,” Leon told The Athletic. “We’re going even harder. “
The Last Dive Bar is also promoting a campaign for A’s fans to donate the money that would have been spent on season tickets to Schools Over Stadiums, an organization in Nevada that is trying to block public funding from the state. the intention is to go towards the new team of the team. stadium in Vegas.
The fan boycott seems to be having some effect on the A’s, at least for the March 28 home opener. The Athletics are offering a BOGO deal for that game against the Cleveland Guardians.
Last year, the A’s were dead last in average attendance at 10,275, which was more than 4,000 fans lower than the 29th place team, the Miami Marlins. It may be just as bad, or even worse, in 2024
Back in November, MLB owners unanimously agreed to move the franchise to Sin City. However, recently the mayor of Las Vegas Carolyn Goodman
Goodman later clarified her comments, saying Las Vegas would be an “amazing market” for the Athletics if they can’t find a solution in Oakland.