CAA ICON hired as ‘A’s’ Owner’s Representative


Oakland Athletics hire CAA Icon as representative Image: MLB and Oakland Athletics

The Major League Baseball (MLB) team Oakland Athletics have hired CAA ICON as Owner’s Representative for the club’s proposed Las Vegas (US) ballpark.

‘Major League Baseball’ stated that CAA ICON will assist in the overall project management and serve as a key resource in the oversight of the architect, construction manager, subcontractors, and other specialty consultants.

The Oakland Athletics are an American professional baseball team based in Oakland, California (US). The Athletics compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League West division. The team plays its home games at the Oakland Coliseum.

The 63,000-capacity Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum is a multipurpose stadium in Oakland, California, United States, and the home ballpark of the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB). It is part of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Complex, with the adjacent 19,200-capacity Oakland Arena, near Interstate 880.

A division of leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Denver (US)-based CAA ICON is the world’s-leading owners’ representative and strategic management consulting firm for public and private sports and entertainment facility owners/operators, professional franchises and leagues. With more than 50 sports, entertainment and public assembly projects and over 1,000 consulting engagements, CAA ICON has managed the development of many of the most successful venues around the world, spanning 11 professional sports leagues, totaling nearly $20 billion. CAA ICON offers world-class service in the areas of project management, strategic advisory, feasibility and planning, and beyond.

In the construction world, an Owner Representative (also called an owner’s rep) is an industry expert hired by the Owner of a building or facility project to act as the Owner’s advocate and represent their best interests.

‘Major League Baseball’ further stated that CAA ICON served in the same role for the National Football League (NFL) team Las Vegas Raiders’ 65,000-capacity Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada, the National Hockey League (NHL) team Vegas Golden Knights’ 20,000-capacity T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Las Vegas Aces’ practice facility, and the Raiders’ headquarters.

Beyond their extensive presence in Las Vegas, they have overseen planning, design and construction for some of the most successful sports venues in the world, including the National Basketball Association (NBA) team Golden State Warriors’ 18,064-capacity Chase Center in San Francisco, California, the NBA team Los Angeles Clippers’ future home – the under-construction 18,000-capacity Intuit Dome in Inglewood, California, the restoration of the MLB team Chicago Cubs’ 41,649-capacity Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, the Major League Soccer (MLS) team Austin FC’s 20,738-capacity Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas, and more.

Said Dave Kaval, ‘A’s’ President, “The CAA ICON is the unrivaled leader in the management of sports venue development. They are the best firm to oversee the representation of our ownership team and transform our ballpark vision into reality.”

Stated Charlie Thornton, CAA ICON Co-Chief Executive Officer (CEO), “We are so grateful that the ‘A’s’ have entrusted us to oversee this landmark project on their behalf. The ownership’s vision for this project is undoubtedly unique to the league and will become a key part of the Las Vegas sports story.”

CAA ICON has assigned their experienced Las Vegas-based staff to the project, all of whom had roles on the sports venues in the City.

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