Team will follow Raiders and Golden Knights to Nevada
Oakland fans have protested about loss of team
The Oakland A’s are set to leave their home of 55 years after MLB owners reportedly approved the team’s move to Las Vegas.
The owner of the A’s, John Fisher, needed the consent of 75% of the owners of the league 30 teams but the vote was reportedly unanimous in his favour, and was endorsed by MLS commissioner Rob Manfred. Fisher has long sought a move away from Oakland after failing to get local government support for a new stadium in the city. Oakland’s NFL team, the Raiders, moved to Vegas at the start of the 2020 season and the city also acquired an NHL franchise, the Golden Knights, in 2017.