MLB Owners Approve Oakland Athletics’ move to Las VegasNovember 16, 2023
The baseball team going from Oakland to Las Vegas has been given approval. The move will be the first relocation in the sport since 2005, and was unanimously approved by Major League Baseball team owners. The decision is due to complaints about the current stadium in Oakland and failure to secure government funding for a new stadium. The A’s have plans to build a stadium on the Las Vegas Strip with $380 million in public financing. The team’s lease at the current stadium expires in 2024, and it is not clear where they will play before the new ballpark is completed. Las Vegas will be the fourth city for the A’s. The move has raised concerns, as Las Vegas is a smaller television market than the current San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose area. The relocation was made possible by MLB’s antitrust exemption.