A's Executives Heading to Las Vegas..
The A’s are wasting no time beginning their Major League Baseball-approved search for a new home outside of Oakland. Team officials are reportedly set to visit the Las Vegas area next week to explore the possibility of moving the club to Southern Nevada after their lease runs out in 2024.
A’s president Dave Kaval will lead a group of club representatives who’ll meet with Southern Nevada government officials over several days
It was also reported the A’s are in the process of hiring a government relations firm to help them explore the feasibility of making a move to Vegas work.
The irony of the A’s first official visit on their relocation tour is they’re essentially going house hunting on the same block that houses the Raiders, their roommates at the Coliseum for nearly 40 years.
While Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has vowed not to let the A’s follow both the Raiders and Warriors out of town, other city officials have stressed that the A’s project needs to be properly scrutinized. Nonetheless, Schaaf said getting the A’s proposal to a City Council vote is her goal.
Kaval still insists Oakland remains the A’s preferred home.
“We’re still hopeful that we can make progress in Oakland,” Kaval said this week. “But we’re down to some of our last at-bats.”