The MLB’s Oakland Athletics have zeroed in on two potential sites in Las Vegas for a new stadium as the organization explores the possibility of moving from California’s Bay Area to Nevada.
The sites are located just outside of Las Vegas proper in Henderson.
“Those are the two main ones that are close to good transit and transportation options, like big freeways,” president Dave Kaval told the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Mick Akers. “Those are the leading candidates for the Henderson options.”
One of the sites is a parcel of land near the Galleria at Sunset Mall just off of U.S. Highway 95. The other is near the M Resprt near St. Rose Parkway and Las Vegas Boulevard off of Interstate 15.
Kaval said he’s been looking at transportation studies and has held meetings with the City of Henderson officials.
“We were learning more about ways that they could work with us and how they’ve done other partnerships, like with the Silver Knights and also with the Raiders on their training facility,” Kaval said told the LVRJ. “I think we’re learning from what has been done in the past, what’s possible now, what different tools are available through state law or existing local jurisdiction.”
The Athletics are considering building a $1 billion, 30,000-seat Major League Baseball stadium in the Las Vegas Valley.
The A’s have had a hard time finalizing a new facility in Oakland due to pushback from officials there. In the meantime, team officials have taken four trips to Southern Nevada to tour 25 sites in the area.