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Elephant Rumblings: Fisher and Kaval visit Vegas

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Happy Friday, Athletics Nation!

A’s owner John Fisher and team president Dave Kaval were notably absent from Monday’s public hearing on Nevada Senate Bill 509, which could provide up to $380 million in public funding for a new stadium on the Las Vegas Strip if it clears the state legislature.

However, the dastardly duo (as most here would deem them, I’d surmise) were in Vegas by midweek to get “caught up” per Tristi Rodriguez at NBC Sports Bay Area. Kaval commented that he and Fisher had “back-to-back meetings” on Wednesday.

State Senator Scott Hammond commented on discussions he had with Fisher and Kaval, which largely centered on “what has to happen to get this out on Monday,” referring to June 5, the final day of the current legislative session.

There has been a lot of speculation around what Nevada lawmakers will ultimately approve, but we should hope to get more concrete information—and possibly, the strongest tangible indicator yet of the team’s direction—on Monday.

Until then, enjoy this weekend’s series in Miami, AN! Let’s go, OAKLAND.

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