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Nevada Senate postpones vote on Athletics' proposal

Field Level Media
09 Jun 2023, 13:19 GMT+10

The status of the Athletics' Las Vegas stadium proposal will remain uncertain through the weekend after the Nevada Senate adjourned without taking a vote on Thursday.

The team, which hopes to move from Oakland to Las Vegas, is asking for a $380 million public contribution toward the $1.5 billion price tag for building a new stadium on the site of the Tropicana casino.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Athletics management met Thursday with Senate Democrats after hearings on Wednesday.

The Senate will resume its special session on Monday in Carson City, Nev., and a majority vote in favor of the proposal would move the process to the State Assembly. Should the Assembly also pass a bill in favor of funding the project, it would go to Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo, who has publicly favored the Athletics' plan.

The A's hope to build a 30,000-seat, retractable-roof stadium.

The team has made its home in Oakland since 1968, the season it moved from Kansas City. The franchise originally was in Philadelphia from 1901 to 1954.

The A's have spent years exploring sites for a new venue in Oakland, but they are still playing in the outdated Oakland Coliseum. They have the worst average attendance (8,675) and the worst record (14-50) in the major leagues.

--Field Level Media

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