So what about the Oakland A’s – are they coming to Las Vegas or not? That seems to be the ongoing question.
Talks between the Oakland A’s and those involved in a hot Las Vegas stadium site seem to have cooled down, while talks on the other site are still happening. And discussions between casino magnate Phil Ruffin, and A’s bigwigs about the Las Vegas Festival Grounds site, have gone quiet.
So with all of that, that leaves the land where the Tropicana sits as supposedly still in play. The A’s and Bally’s Corporation have been in negotiations for more than a year regarding the building of a $1 billion domed ballpark there.
So –are the Oakland A’ coming to Las Vegas or not?
All of this is contingent on whether or not the A’s decide not to stay in Oakland. The A’s have a waterfront development at the Port of Oakland in play. The $12 billion mixed-use development would include residential, commercial, hotel and public space centered around a $1 billion waterfront ballpark.
If the Tropicana site does happen, it would basically create a sports facility center for Las Vegas. The A’s stadium would be within walking distance of Allegiant Stadium, T-Mobile Arena, the MGM Grand Garden arena and Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay.
The *self-proclaimed* “sports governor” Steve Sisolak is no longer governor, and Governor Joe Lombardo has yet to make his stance on public money for sports teams and facilities known.
The A’s are looking for some form of public assistance if they are to move to Las Vegas. Personal opinion: Is this really the way we want to do this?
Soooo , what about the Oakland A’s – are they coming to Las Vegas or not?
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