Athletics tease fans with tweet about future stadium announcement

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Friday, April 21, 2017

It appears the Oakland Athleticshave plans for a new stadium.

On Friday, the A's tweeted "a ballpark site in Oakland will be announced later this year."

The response from fans on Twitter was largely that of excitement. A new ballpark is likely to be received positively by players and coaches, too, as Oakland's facilities are known for being, well, less than glamorous.

The Athletics have called Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (among the five names the park has been designated) home since they moved from Kansas City in 1968. The A's share the stadium, which opened in 1966, with the NFL's Oakland Raiders.

After NFL owners approved the Raiders' move to Las Vegas in March, team president Mark Davis told ESPN that the Raiders plan to play at the Coliseum in 2017 and 2018. The Raiders' proposed stadium in Las Vegas, which will be shared with UNLV, isn't expected to open until 2020.

-- Alex Tekip