Professional baseball is very likely coming to Sin City in the near future as the Oakland A’s made a big move on Wednesday night. According to the Review-Journal, the A’s have purchased land near Allegiant Stadium signally a potential move to Las Vegas in the future.
The land will be home to a $1 Billion stadium for the A’s to move out of Oakland and to Las Vegas, a move that has been rumored for a few years now.
Here is what the Review-Journal wrote on the situation:
The Oakland Athletics have zeroed in on Southern Nevada, signing a binding purchase agreement for land just west of the Strip where a major-league ballpark could be constructed.
The agreement is for 49 acres at Dean Martin Drive and Tropicana Avenue, owned by Red Rock Resorts, parent company of Station Casinos.
“For a while we were on parallel paths (with Oakland), but we have turned our attention to Las Vegas to get a deal here for the A’s and find a long-term home,” A’s President Dave Kaval told the Review-Journal on Wednesday. “Oakland has been a great home for us for over 50 years, but we really need this 20-year saga completed and we feel there’s a path here in Southern Nevada to do that.”
The Athletics have needed a new stadium in Oakland for years now as the Coliseum has been crumbling and needs upgrades. However, no progress has been made, which has led to the purchase of the land by the ownership group.
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