After running into some bumps in recent weeks, it now appears that the plans for the Oakland Athletics to build their stadium and relocate to Las Vegas are back on track.
The 11-45 A’s won on Monday but have lost nine of their last ten games and are, by far, the worst team in the majors.
Ownership didn’t want to stay in Oakland and is instead seeking a move to Las Vegas.
After a few differences in opinion with Nevada lawmakers regarding the funding for a new stadium on the Las Vegas strip, they are now reviewing the team’s plan.
“Nevada lawmakers are now reviewing the Oakland A’s ballpark funding bill. The team’s planned timeline: 2023: Legislation approved. 2023: MLB approves relocation. 2024-25: Construction begins. 2028: Construction complete. Spring 2028: Opening Day in Vegas,” Front Office Sports tweeted.
Nevada lawmakers are now reviewing the Oakland A’s ballpark funding bill.
The team’s planned timeline:
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) May 29, 2023
There is a plan already in place, and it’s a realistic one.
It is contingent on the lawmakers approving the funding plan and the owners approving the relocation.
Both of them are expected to happen.
Once there is a green light, construction will begin next year and finish in 2028.
At that point, the plan is for the A’s to start spring training and the season in Vegas.
MLB’s vote to approve the relocation is expected to take place in mid-June.
If the move materializes, the A’s would be the first franchise to relocate since the Montreal Expos became the Washington Nationals in 2005.
Nevada lawmakers already reached an agreement to fund the $1.5 billion retractable-roof ballpark in Las Vegas, but the official approval is still pending.NEXT: MLB Insider Highlights Ongoing A's Relocation Saga