Nevada is set to have Major League Baseball (MLB) return to the state in 2028. At a recent MLB owners meeting, the owners voted unanimously to approve the move of the Oakland Athletics to Las Vegas starting with the 2028 season.
This comes after the Athletics reached an agreement for a new stadium in Las Vegas, and the State Legislature and Governor approved up to $380 million in public financing for help with building the new stadium. That stadium is expected to cost $1.5 billion and would be one of the most expensive stadiums across any sport.
For Nevadans, the addition of a MLB team leaves the state just a basketball team short of having the four major sports there. And with players like LeBron James already voicing their interest in owning a team in the state, it’s likely that an NBA team forms there sooner rather than later.