MLB owners approve Oakland Athletics move to Las Vegas

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Oakland Athletics still don’t know exactly where they’ll play for the next few years, but in 2028, they could become Las Vegas’ first Major League Baseball team.

MLB owners voted unanimously Thursday morning to approve A’s owner John Fisher’s relocation plan to move from Oakland to Las Vegas, the third professional sports franchise to leave Oakland in the past five years.

The A’s still have a lease to play at the Oakland Coliseum through 2024, but won’t have a permanent home until 2028, when they’re expected to move to a $1.5 billion facility on the Las Vegas Strip.

The A’s plan to play on a rotating set of bases until they move to MLB, as MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has yet to publicly announce the plans, an MLB owner told USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity. They will play in Summerlin, Nevada, home of the A’s Triple-A team, Oracle Park in San Francisco, where the San Francisco Giants play, and at the Coliseum.

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