Manfred would be disappointed if A’s Las Vegas ballpark not open by 2028, skeptical of Olympics

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred says he would be disappointed if the Oakland Athletics don’t open their proposed Las Vegas ballpark at the start of the 2028 season and expressed skepticism about big leaguers appearing in that year’s Olympics. The A’s announced an agreement on May 15 to build a ballpark on the Tropicana hotel site along the Las Vegas Strip, obtained $380 million in Nevada government financing on June 15 and received approval to move from Major League Baseball on Nov. 16 but have yet to release design plans for the stadium. Manfred says a decision to expand to 32 teams could be made within five years but the new teams wouldn’t start play until 2029 at the earliest.

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