Lyou Athletics could change venues or that made him see Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, who has put pressure on East Bay officials to approve the construction of a new stadium or the ninth would go to Las Vegas.
The Athletics situation has not improved in recent years and it is that since the MLB and the team asserted that the Coliseum, which is his home since 1968, not an option to host a major league game, the options to build a new one in the city have not advanced.
Initially they would have asked to have an oceanfront one in downtown Oakland at Terminal Howard, and despite the fact that the team itself offered to finance the project privately, the City Council has not seen the proposal favorably and it is still subject to vote.
In case it was denied and that the Colosseum rental contract ends in 2024, Manfred mentioned that they could go to Las Vegas, just like the NFL Raiders who left town for Nevada in 2019.
“Las Vegas is a viable alternative for a Major League club, and there are other viable alternatives that I have not let the A’s loose to explore at this time, “Manfred said.