Athletics Relocating To Las Vegas After MLB Owners Reportedly Give Unanimous Approval

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The A’s are moving to Sin City!

MLB owners voted unanimously Thursday for the Oakland Athletics to relocate to Las Vegas, setting up the second relocation for a baseball franchise in the last 50 years, according to ESPN.

The possible move, which is coming after more than two decades of failed attempts to achieve a new stadium in Oakland that would replace an old Coliseum, had to have support from 75% of teams in Major League Baseball at the recent owners meetings. In the vote, the A’s landed unanimous backing despite there still being questions about the organization’s stadium plans and near-term future.

A Nevada teachers union has made legal challenges involving the state committing $380 million to a $1.5 billion stadium’s construction that will be featured on the Las Vegas Strip, and it could cause the move to flub a little. However, the Athletics getting approval from owners is a huge step towards the city of Oakland losing their last professional sports franchise.

The moment is here, ladies and gentlemen! The Athletics are officially moving to Las Vegas!

I’m a big advocate for professional sports teams in Sin City, have been for years and years now, so it’s great to see another team added to the collection. (RELATED: San Diego Padres Announce Owner Peter Seidler’s Tragic Death)

NBA, you’re next.