The Oakland A's have been trying to find a deal like the one that Raiders Owner Mark Davis worked for the Raiders moving them to Las Vegas. Any interest in staying in Oakland is superficial.
Davis was looking for a place for the Raiders to "Play Football" in the process he made Las Vegas the Cty it had wanted to be. Davis turned Las Vegas into the Leading Sports Weekend Destination in the country and increased the value of the Raiders by $1B in the process.
The DOLLAR SIGNS have not been lost by the A's owner who dreams of the increase in value the A's would receive if they were able to relocate to Las Vegas. The Oakland A's are having a second meeting this month, with Billionaire Phil Ruffin who earlier this month made a trip to Oakland regarding the 37-acre Las Vegas Festival Ground site he owns, located on the southwest corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara Avenue. After showing interest in the site last year, early in the A’s Las Vegas Valley ballpark land search, talks quieted about the site. The early August meeting between the A’s and Ruffin signaled that the site had reemerged as a “dark-horse contender,” a source indicated.
Despite the recent activity between the A’s and Ruffin, the Tropicana site remains in contention, sources confirmed. Ruffin has ownership of multiple properties in Las Vegas, including Circus Circus and Treasure Island.
The A’s have been exploring the Southern Nevada market since May 2021. In that time they have chopped a list of more than 20 ballpark sites down to two.