June 20, 2023
Major League Baseball (MLB) owners unanimously approved the relocation of the Oakland Athletics to Las Vegas on Thursday, allowing the team to officially obtain the many approvals needed in Southern Nevada surrounding the construction of a $1.5 billion ballpark on the Strip.
An effort to halt the public financing package approved by Nevada lawmakers in June for a Major League Baseball stadium in Las Vegas formally launched Wednesday when a political action committee formed by the statewide teachers union filed a referendum petition with the secretary of state’s office.
Gov. Joe Lombardo signed SB1 Thursday, a bill establishing a public financing package of up to $380 million to help fund a proposed $1.5 billion, 30,000-seat baseball stadium in Las Vegas to serve as the new home of Major League Baseball’s Oakland A’s.