TheOakland Athleticsand their ownership have shown their hand by now.
Their intention is to be playing games in Las Vegas by 2028.
To do that, however, they need Nevada lawmakers to approve their funding plan to build a new stadium on the Las Vegas strip.
That still hasn t happened.
Late last night, Nevada ended its legislative session without voting on a bill to fund a new Vegas stadium for the A s. Gov. Joe Lombardo is expected to call for a special session of the Legislature Tuesday morning, Front Office Sports tweeted.
Late last night, Nevada ended its legislative session without voting on a bill to fund a new Vegas stadium for the A s.
Gov. Joe Lombardo is expected to call for a special session of the Legislature Tuesday morning.
Front Office Sports (@FOS) June 6, 2023
The clock is ticking, as the A s need approval by the lawmakers soon if their plan is to be fulfilled.
The team has been looking to move from the Oakland-Alameda County Stadium for years.
As long as there is no agreement to build the stadium in Las Vegas, the move from Oakland won t take place.
According to Front Office Sports, should the move to Las Vegas fail to pan out, Oakland mayor Sheng Thao has stated that she remains ready to negotiate with the team.
A s ownership doesn t feel like the franchise has a future in Oakland because people don t go to the stadium, but in reality, they haven t done much to draw them in either.
In any case, there are several cities willing to absorb the responsibility of having an MLB franchise.
In fact, Orlando and Salt Lake City have serious projects in place.
The saga continues, and will keep going on until the A s find a new home.