The proposed relocation of the Oakland Athletics to Las Vegas is inching closer to approval by Major League Baseball owners. However, Commissioner Rob Manfred has expressed concern about a potential referendum that could impact the team's access to public funding for their new stadium. A Nevada teachers' union has launched a petition aimed at allowing the public to vote on whether taxpayer funding should be used for a new ballpark. The Athletics have joined a lawsuit to challenge the petition on technical grounds, with a hearing scheduled for November 6. In June, the Nevada legislature passed a bill providing $380 million in public funds toward the $1.5 billion stadium planned by the A's and owner John Fisher in Las Vegas. MLB owners are expected to approve the relocation next month, marking the league's first move since 2005. The A's are targeting a stadium opening in 2028.