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This rendering provided by the Oakland Athletics on May 26, 2023 shows a view of their proposed...

A vote on Major League Baseball owners relocating the Oakland Athletics to Las Vegas will be held in November, a person with knowledge of the situation told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The industry expert said the vote is expected during the MLB owners’ meetings scheduled for mid-November. Representatives for the Oakland Athletics and MLB were not immediately available for comment Thursday.

To get the green light from MLB to move to Las Vegas, the A’s need 75 percent of team owners to vote in favor of their relocation.

The A’s submitted their relocation request in August, team owner John Fisher told the Review-Journal in an exclusive interview last month.

It is now being reviewed by the MLB relocation committee, which includes Milwaukee Brewers president Mark Attanasio, who chairs the committee, Philadelphia Phillies CEO John Middleton and Royals CEO of Kansas City, John Sherman.

Once the relocation committee finishes reviewing the request, it will be passed to MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and the eight-member executive council with a recommendation. The executive council will then review the findings and make its own recommendation to the 30 MLB clubs, before the vote finally takes place in November.

The A’s plan to build a $1.5 billion, 33,000-seat ballpark on 9 acres of a 35-acre parcel at the southeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue, where the Tropicana complex is located.

Before the A’s can begin construction on their stadium, tentatively planned for early 2025, the Tropicana must first be demolished to make way for baseball facilities.

Bally’s Corp., which operates the Tropicana, plans to build a hotel-casino project on the remaining acreage after the A’s stadium is completed in time for the 2028 MLB season.

Contact Mick Akers at makers@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-2920. Continue @mickakers in X.


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