Las Vegas has revealed the first renderings of the new Las Vegas ballpark, which is slated to be built on the location of the Tropicana. The stadium is expected to have a capacity of 30,000 fans with a partially retractable roof. Brad Schrock, the A’s design director, stated that he knew the Tropicana site would be a great fit for the new A ballpark in Las Vegas. The natural orientation of the ballpark allows for sprawling city views and energetic public spaces. Company A President Dave Caval expressed pleasure in sharing their vision for the new home base candidate. However, the final design will be refined over the next year.
Company A is hoping that their project will serve as a catalyst for community development and participation. The stadium is set to bring professional sports union jobs to the region, while also promoting investment in the community. Bally’s and his GLPI vision have paved the way for baseball to be brought to one of Las Vegas’s most vibrant neighbourhoods. Company A is working alongside the Nevada governor, legislative leaders, Clark County commissioners, and the community of Southern Nevada to move forward with their plans for the stadium.
The Nevada Legislature will make a decision on the public loan package that will fund the stadium by March 31st. The club and state officials have reached a tentative agreement on the loan, but the approval of two-thirds of MLB owners will still be required. A lot has to happen before these renderings become a reality, but the future of the stadium looks bright.