Las Vegas has shown it can support professional sports teams with the huge success of the NHL Las Vegas Golden Knights and the NFL Vegas Raiders.
The Golden Knights were an expansion franchise and have been one of the top drawing teams in the NHL since it entered the league in 2017.
The Oakland Raiders relocated to Las Vegas in 2020 with a fantastic new NFL stadium and have been another huge success. They are hosting the Super Bowl in 2024.
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Las Vegas wants the Oakland A’s to relocate the franchise
The Oakland A’s have played in the Oakland Coliseum since moving from Kansas City in 1968. They are desperate for a new stadium but Las Vegas says for the franchise to be relevant you need to be competitive and a new stadium in Las Vegas, in a new market, might allow for that.
Vegas officials have stated that potential stadium sites include the current locations of the Rio and Tropicana resorts.