AP Photo/ Matt York MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday that league owners could approve the Oakland Athletics’ move to Las Vegas as early as a June 13-15 meeting. According to the Associated Press’s Steve Megargee, Manfred said: “The earliest possible Vote for relocation in June.” “Before a deal is really considered, very soon Difficult to put a timeline on for Oakland. They need to go through the internal relocation process, which we haven’t even started.” A and Nevada on one basis according to Tabitha Mueller and Howard Stutz Nevada Independence. However, the Nevada legislature must now approve the deal, as does the Federal Aviation Administration, given the stadium’s proximity to Harri Reid International Airport. On the league side, MLB’s relocation committee has until Jan. 1 to approve an agreement. The move has been endorsed by Manfred, who told Mick Akers Las Vegas Review-Journal April MLB sanctioned “The A’s are turning their focus to Las Vegas and expect them to complete the process by the end of the year.”
According to Akers, the A’s are seeking $395 million in public funding, having previously sought $500 million. A’s owner John Fisher has committed more than $1 billion to the stadium. The A’s are hoping to move to Las Vegas in time for the 2027 season. Oakland, meanwhile, struggled on the court. Lowest-paid team in the league ($56.9 million as of April 17 via USA TODAY Scott Boeck ) is 10-41, five games shy of the team closest to them in the league (15-36 Kansas City Royals). Understandably, Oakland was also last in attendance (8,695 fans per game).