Sacramento’s Hotel Industry Prepares for Increased Demand and Economic Boost with A’s Move to Major League Baseball

The Athletics baseball team is set to temporarily relocate to Sutter Health Park in West Sacramento, a move that is expected to significantly boost the local hotel industry. According to Mike Testa, the president of Visit Sacramento, the city’s nearly 12,000 hotel rooms, which usually operate at 74% capacity, are expected to be fully occupied with the commencement of the Major League Baseball season.

Testa revealed that hotels are eagerly anticipating the increased demand, with several already inquiring about potential occupancy rates. To manage the influx of visitors, one strategy being considered is to stagger other city events to avoid overbooking.

The economic benefits of this move are expected to extend beyond downtown Sacramento to surrounding areas such as Arden Arcade and Folsom. Airbnb host Seth Fleischman also anticipates increased demand and higher rental prices, equating game nights to “securing 80 days of rentals.”

The Athletics will play at Sutter Health Park for the next three seasons, with an option for a fourth, as their permanent home in Las Vegas is not projected to be ready until 2028. The team’s lease in Oakland is due to expire after the 2024 season.


Leave a Comment