Las Vegas: Tropicana demolition on track for late 2024 if A’s receive relocation approval

Las Vegas: Tropicana demolition on track for late 2024 if A’s receive relocation approval

Article brief provided by Nevada Independent
  • Howard Stutz, Nevada Independent
October 26, 2023 4:55 PM

If all the pieces fall into place for the planned relocation of the Oakland A’s to a $1.5 billion Major League Baseball stadium on the Las Vegas Strip, the Tropicana Las Vegas would have to be closed and demolished by the end of next year.

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Ross Edwards, senior vice president of operations at Mortenson McCarthy, the construction management firm hired by the A’s to oversee the ballpark’s development, told the Las Vegas Stadium Authority board Wednesday that construction on the 33,000-seat stadium has to begin by April 2025.

But there are still several hurdles to be met, namely an expected vote on the team’s relocation by Major League Baseball owners when they meet next month in Arlington, Texas. The A’s filed the relocation paperwork earlier this summer and the move requires 75 percent approval from the owners.