Las Vegas: Sisolak, county officials say no tax money for A’s ballpark

Las Vegas: Sisolak, county officials say no tax money for A’s ballpark

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  • Mick Akers , Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 8, 2022 2:48 PM
  • Mick Akers , Las Vegas Review-Journal
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Although the Oakland Athletics are looking for public financial assistance if they are to move to Las Vegas and build a MLB ballpark, state and local officials say the appetite to provide that is not there.

Gov. Steve Sisolak, who played a major role in the deal that landed the Raiders $750 million in public funds that went toward the construction of Allegiant Stadium and ultimately landed the Raiders in Las Vegas, said Saturday that type of deal isn’t on the table for the A’s.

The Raiders’ tax deal, a 0.88 percent hotel room tax in Clark County set up to recoup the massive investment, was a one-time thing for pro sports, Sisolak said. With Las Vegas proving to be a thriving major league professional sports market, there isn’t a need to offer additional tax money to other leagues, Sisolak said.