Report: Athletics to announce finalists for Las Vegas stadium


The Oakland Athletics are expected to announce the finalists for a stadium in Las Vegas after the World Series, according to Arash Markazi of The Mightier 1090.

Athletics president Dave Kaval has reportedly made at least six trips to Las Vegas to examine potential locations for the team's new home.

A new ballpark could cost $1 billion, Markazi adds.

MLB instructed the club in May to look for potential relocation options, calling the Oakland Coliseum - the team's current home - a non-viable option for the future.

A plan to build a new stadium in the Howard Terminal area of Oakland is still in the works, but nothing has been finalized.

"We're not sure we see a path to success in terms of getting something built in Oakland," MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday during Sports Business Journal's World Congress of Sports.

Nashville and Portland are two other cities that have spoken to the league about an MLB team.

The Athletics have played in Oakland since 1968, winning four World Series titles.

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