The Associated Press reports that "the Oakland Athletics have signed a binding agreement to purchase land for a new retractable roof ballpark in Las Vegas after being unable to build a new venue in the Bay Area.
"Team president Dave Kaval said Wednesday night the team finalized a deal last week to buy the 49-acre site where the A's plan to build the stadium close to the Las Vegas Strip with a seating capacity of 30,000 to 35,000.
"The A's will work with Nevada and Clark County on a public-private partnership to fund the stadium. Kaval said the A's hope to break ground by next year and would hope to be move to their new home by 2027."
Some context from the AP:
"The A's had been looking for a new home for years to replace the outdated and run-down Oakland Coliseum, where the team has played since arriving from Kansas City for the 1968 season. They had sought to build a stadium in Fremont and San Jose before shifting their attention to the Oakland waterfront.
"Las Vegas would be the fourth home for a franchise that started as the Philadelphia Athletics from 1901-54 … Commissioner Rob Manfred said in December the A’s would not have to pay a relocation fee if the team moved to Las Vegas."
- KC's View:
Because this is all about me, I figure that this means that in 2027 I'm scheduling a trip to Vegas to see the A's play. After all, I've been to every other MLB stadium and I need to keep the streak alive.