(Milwaukee) A vote on moving the A’s from Oakland to Las Vegas could take place when Major League Baseball’s owners meet June 13-15 in New York City.
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said on Thursday.
“There is a possibility that a relocation vote could take place as early as June,” Manfred said in Milwaukee as part of his tour of the major league stadium, which is aimed at meeting the players.
“It’s very difficult to have a timeline for Oakland until there’s a deal to consider. »
The Athletics and Nevada legislative leaders reached tentative agreement on a $1.5 billion stadium funding plan to lure the organization to Las Vegas.
The club would use a site at the southern end of the “Strip”, where the Tropicana casino is located.
After the Athletics purchased the land in Nevada, Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao said in a statement that she was disappointed the team did not negotiate with the city as a “true partner.”
The A’s want a new stadium to replace the Coliseum, their home since 1968, when they arrived from Kansas City.
The team’s tenure at the Coliseum extends to the end of 2024.
OA’s evaluated a site near the Howard Terminal in Oakland, before turning its gaze to Las Vegas.
The team entered Thursday with a 10-41 record.
The Athletics average 8,695 home fans, about 3,600 fewer than any other club.