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A’s Make Progress in Vegas, Face Hurdles in Oakland

  • The Oakland A's hope to hone in on a potential ballpark site in Las Vegas next month.
  • A stadium proposal in Oakland faces two lawsuits.
Oakland A's president Dave Kaval speaking to media members.
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As the A’s face new hurdles in Oakland, they are making progress toward securing land — and a new home — in Las Vegas.

The MLB team is simultaneously pursuing both options as it seeks to move from the 56-year-old RingCentral Coliseum.

  • A’s team president Dave Kaval said a decision could come by May on a Las Vegas site for a potential $1 billion domed stadium.
  • The timing is partly based on the number of proposed stadium renderings to be included in the site announcement. 
  • The team has made bids on at least five locations in Vegas alone.

“We’ve been going back and forth on term sheets with the owners of the land or with the potential partners, and making a lot of progress,” Kaval said. 

“There’s been a tremendous amount of negotiation in a positive way, and we hope to have a final one shortly here that we can announce and really move forward to the next stage.”

Lawsuits Not a Joke

Meanwhile, the A’s are facing a new challenge in their bid for a $12 billion stadium and development area on the Oakland waterfront. 

The Union Pacific Railroad Company and a coalition of marine, port, and transportation groups under the banner of the Oakland Stadium Alliance filed separate lawsuits challenging the city council’s certification of the environmental impact report for a potential new ballpark. 

“I thought it was an April Fool’s Day joke, but I guess the joke was on me,” Kaval quipped.

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