It was reported earlier in May that the Oakland Athletics are considering potential relocation to Las Vegas after MLB pretty much told the organization to look for alternatives outside of Northern California.
This idea has been decades in the making. With the A’s struggling to secure a new stadium in Oakland, Major League Baseball is finally on the verge of giving up hope on a city that has hosted the baseball team since all the way back in 1968.
Enter into the equation the growing desert metropolis of Las Vegas, which has been seen as an ideal location for a MLB team over the past few years. Flush with the NHL’s Golden Knights and NFL’s Raiders (formerly of Oakland), this city is seen as a dream for potential relocation.
A group led by A’s president Dave Kaval will tour the city of Las Vegas soon, meeting with local officials and checking out potential locations for a new stadium.
“Oakland Athletics officials will visit Southern Nevada next week to explore moving the Major League Baseball club to Las Vegas,” Ron Kantowski of the Las Vegas Review-Journal noted on Tuesday.