I struggle with whether Vegas would be a good MLB market. While it's a solid baseball town, would enough tourists road trip for a 3 game series in Henderson? Not sure there is the population base + disposable income + 3 shift city to make this work over 81 games.
This isn't going to happen. So the people that invested $150M into that triple A ballpark are just going to eat those costs before they see one penny of profit? That park wasn't made to have seats added. The best it can hold with standing room is about 10,000.
I would agree that Vegas isn't a baseball town for an MLB team. Not sure they would be able to fill a 40,000 seat stadium each night to make it worth it. Weekends probably with the opponent coming in for the series.
It's not a good idea, just the me too shit about where everyone else is going. But baseball is a TV revenue driven sport and Vegas is a lousy market for a local TV contract. If you want to make a ton of money you move a team to Charlotte and steal all that Braves market.
Here's a list of professional sports teams who've gotten a shovel in the ground since Fremont's Cisco Field was announced in November of 2006. Most recently, the New York Islanders got a shovel in Belmont Park last month after several years of uncertainty.
I'm only counting when the construction began year, so if something was completed and opened after 2006 but the groundbreaking was before, it's not listed. Also not showing any NCAA-related stuff.
I've seen Jose playing poker around town a few times usually daily tournaments. Haven't played with him but if he is investing in a cash wash which is a good money maker maybe I'll have to find him at the tables a bit more often.