A's Las Vegas Strip Move Just Became a Lot More Likely
A's Las Vegas Strip move is more likely now. Las Las Vega is a good option for teams looking for a better stadium/arena deal. The former Oakland Raiders used Las Nevada's interest in building a stadium for the team as a way to leverage a deal from Oakland. MLB's Oakland Athletics need a new stadium and they have looked at multiple sites on and off the Strip. They might consider Oakland's offer. It's also been talked about as the potential home of an expansion team.
Major League Baseball waives a key fee for the A's relocation. The team is looking for a stadium on the Las Vegas Strip. It's estimated the relocation fee would be in the hundreds of millions of dollars. The Raiders' relocation fees were $378 million and the Golden Knights' $500 million expansion fee.
MLB doesn't have to pay a relocation fee for a team in Las Vegas. Las Angeles is a bigger market than Oakland. It's also a global city. Major League Baseball wants to attract tourists and sponsorship dollars. It may take a few more months for an actual deal to be made.