Major League Baseball would be open to having a team in Las Vegas, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday.

With two existing franchises — the Oakland A’s and the Tampa Bay Rays — struggling to secure financing for new stadiums, the option of relocating a team to Las Vegas is very much on the table.

“If we were looking at relocation,” Manfred said, “Las Vegas would be on the list.”

The National Hockey League and the National Football League are moving into the nation’s gambling capital, breaking a barrier — and tapping into a market — that had previously hadn’t been penetrated by professional sports.