The Athletics will leave Oakland after the 2024 season and play at least three years in a minor league ballpark in West Sacramento, the team and Oakland officials announced early Thursday morning.

The move ends the Athletics’ 56-year tenure in the East Bay, a stretch that included four World Series championships, though the current team appears to be headed for its third consecutive 100-loss season.

The agreement with Sacramento is a three-year lease for 2025 to 2027 with a team option for 2028 in case the planned ballpark on the Las Vegas Strip is not completed in time. The Athletics will share Sutter Health Park — which has 10,624 permanent seats with lawn seating that boosts capacity to roughly 14,000 — with the Sacramento River Cats, the San Francisco Giants’ Triple-A team.

Athletics president Dave Kaval called Oakland chief of staff Leigh Hanson at 7:36 a.m. PT to inform her of the team’s decision. Owner John Fisher followed five minutes later with a call to Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao, and the team announced its move on social media 10 minutes after that.

“We explored several locations for a temporary home, including the Oakland Coliseum,” Fisher said in a statement. “Even with the long-standing relationships and good intentions on all sides in the negotiations with Oakland, the conditions to achieve an agreement seemed out of reach. We understand the disappointment this news brings to our fans, as this season marks our final one in Oakland.”