- June 7, 2023
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The A’s recently unveiled the first renderings for their proposed new ballpark in Las Vegas. The project calls for a 30,000-seat ballpark on the nine-acre Tropicana site, which is located on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip.
The proposed new stadium, which comes with an expected price tag of $1.5bn, would feature a partially retractable roof, with a playing surface that will allow for the outfield to open to the corner of Tropicana and Las Vegas Boulevard for a view of the Strip.
In addition to A’s games, the state-of-the-art venue will be a hub for sports, entertainment and community engagement by hosting concerts and other events.
Oakland Athletics’ team president Dave Kaval said in a statement:
We are excited to share our vision for the A’s potential new home. As our first conceptual design, we will continue to refine the look and feel of the ballpark over the next year. We hope our project goes beyond a traditional ballpark and serves as a catalyst for community development and engagement. It follows in the footsteps and success of the professional sports teams that come before us, in creating union jobs, stimulating economic growth and fostering investments in the community.
Thanks to the vision of Bally’s and GLPI, we have the opportunity to bring baseball to one of the most energetic locations in Las Vegas. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with the Nevada governor, legislative leaders, Clark County commissioners and the Southern Nevada communities as we move forward with plans on our new home.
The design of the ballpark is being handled by Brad Schrock of Schrock KC Architecture and pays homage to the rich history of the A’s as well as the unique spirit of Las Vegas. The plan will feature innovative architecture, sustainability and environmental consciousness, and modern amenities that focus on the peak of excellence in fan experience.
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From the minute we stepped onto the Tropicana site nearly two years ago, it was immediately obvious what a fantastic fit it would be for a new A’s ballpark in Las Vegas. The natural orientation of the ballpark creates not only some of the best views and connection to the Las Vegas skyline from the seating bowl, but also opens up the ballpark to the corner in a way that creates opportunities for an amazing energetic public space with open and expansive views into the ballpark.
With the A’s and the state of Nevada having come to a tentative agreement on public financing for the new ballpark, the next step in the process is for the bill to formally be introduced to the Nevada Legislature, which is reported to be imminent.
Source & imagery, courtesy: MLB / Oakland A’s