The Oakland A’s took one step closer to moving the team to Las Vegas with the announcement this week of a binding agreement for the site of a new ballpark, the landowner said.
A’s officials reached an agreement with Providence, Rhode Island-based Bally’s Corp. for what is called the Tropicana Las Vegas site on the Las Vegas Strip.
The A’s are expected to develop nine acres of a 35-acre site at South Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue for a 30,000-seat stadium.
A new ballpark depends though on the A’s securing public financing and related agreements from the Nevada Legislature and approval of Major League Baseball.
The A’s have been trying for years to build a new ballpark in Oakland as their current home at the RingCentral Coliseum has outlived its useful life, A’s officials have said.