The Athletics, a major league club, is actively promoting its relocation to Las Vegas.
Local media such스포츠토토 as ‘AP’ quoted an official announcement on the 16th (Korean time) and reported that the Athletics club had agreed to a contract with Valley Gaming & Leisure to build a new stadium.
They plan to build a 30,000-seat stadium on 35 acres (about 141,600 square meters) of the Tropicana Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.
The Athletics are set to leave Oakland. Photo =ⓒAFPBBNews = News1
The estimated construction cost is about 1.5 billion dollars (2.1075 trillion won). The Athletics are asking the Nevada state legislature for $400 million in tax support.
Previously, the Athletics had reached an agreement to purchase land near Interstate 15 near the Las Vegas Strip.
Those who had asked the state legislature for $500 million in tax support at the time announced a new agreement, this time reduced. The Associated Press reported that the size of the stadium has been further reduced, but accessibility has improved further on the Las Vegas Strip, which is the center of tourism.
Dave Cabal Athletics President Dave Cabal presented the goal of starting construction of the stadium next year and moving in for the 2027 season.
The current home stadium, Auckland Coliseum, remains on a lease until 2024. A stadium is needed to play games in the 2025 and 2026 seasons, but the AP reported that there is a possibility of using the Triple A stadium under the club in Las Vegas.
The Athletics moved from Kansas City to their current home in Oakland, California, in 1968. He had a glorious time winning the World Series four times, but he had to leave Oakland after failing to solve the problem of the new stadium.
At one time, negotiations were held with the Auckland City Government over the construction of a new soccer field on the site of the Howard Terminal at the Port of Auckland, but an agreement was not reached.