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RUMOR: MLB Exploring Las Vegas Expansion

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 28:  Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. speaks to the media during a press conference prior to game four of the 2017 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Minute Maid Park on October 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
World Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v Houston Astros - Game Four | Bob Levey

The NHL’s Golden Knights paved the way for major league sports in Las Vegas when they began play in 2017 and managed to make it all the way to the Stanley Cup Final.

They were ultimately defeated by the Washington Capitals, but the success of the Knights clearly enamored NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who announced in 2018 that the Oakland Raiders would be relocating to Vegas for the 2020 season once their billion dollar stadium is ready.

Now, however, it appears that MLB commish Rob Manfred could be scheming a potential expansion team to Nevada. Per news and rumor outlet, Vital Vegas, major league baseball could announce an expansion team as soon as the conclusion of the 2019 World Series.

The veracity of this is far from confirmed, mind you. This is mere speculation and there's nothing substantial to back this claim up beyond these tweets.

Vital Vegas continued to claim that building permits have been revived for land on Las Vegas Blvd and that there's a rumored stadium being constructed near South Point.

This has the potential to be a huge investment for Manfred and Co. because the Vegas Knights have already exemplified that locals and tourists are more than interested in venues that don't include casinos.

Only time will determine just how stable of legs this rumor stands on. Stay tuned for updates, folks.