Report: Diamondbacks have talked to Las Vegas about relocation

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It was reported earlier this year that the Arizona Diamondbacks had conversations with the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson about potential relocation.

While nothing has come to fruition on that end, another report has surfaced that could question whether the Diamondbacks plan to remain in Arizona over the long term.

According to Shea Johnson of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the D’Backs signed a nondisclosure agreement with the city of Las Vegas more than a year ago.

“It is unclear exactly how far discussions have advanced between Las Vegas and the Diamondbacks or whether those talks are ongoing. The nondisclosure agreement indicated both parties were evaluating or pursuing ‘certain mutually beneficial opportunities,'” the report read.

This is a clear indication that talks included potential relocation from Arizona to Las Vegas.

Las Vegas has long been looking to add a Major League Baseball team. Just this past year, the Oakland Athletics’ Triple-A team moved to a brand new stadium in another Vegas suburb, Summerlin.

Meanwhile, there’s been talk in the desert metropolis that the site of the current casino, Rio, could soon be used to erect a baseball stadium. Rio is potentially set to be torn down.

This all comes with the NHL’s Las Vegas Golden Knights having debuted a couple years ago and the NFL’s Oakland Raiders set to relocate to Las Vegas in time for the 2020 season. Vegas is also interested in bringing in an NBA team.