Oakland Athletics get massive new stadium update

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The Athletics' new ballpark is in Las Vegas, disappointing Bay Area supporters.

The Nevada Independent claimed Wednesday night that the A’s and Red Rock Resorts “are nearing an agreement to construct a $1 billion baseball stadium north of Allegiant Stadium

with the support of Gov. Joe Lombardo and top lawmakers.”
Expect an official announcement Thursday.

The article says the stadium will seat 30,000 to 35,000 people, with a retractable roof, and be erected on 100 acres near Tropicana Boulevard and I-15.

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The Athletics will pay for the stadium, but a special taxation district will reinvest funds. They'll also get tax credits of $500 million.

Athletics have sought a new stadium for years. Their home stadium, the 1966 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, is regarded the worst in MLB.

MLB authorities have supported the club's Las Vegas move for years. 75% of MLB team owners must approve the A’s relocation.

The fact that Las Vegas already has two professional sports teams—the Raiders and the Golden Knights—is a major worry.

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