What’s happening at Tropicana Las Vegas? Heavy equipment rolls on-site

What’s happening at Tropicana Las Vegas? Heavy equipment rolls on-site

Article brief provided by Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal
March 14, 2024 7:57 PM
  • Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Tropicana has mobilized equipment on-site in preparation for its April 2 closure — but not demolition.

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Hotel and casino operator Bally’s Corp. intends to prepare 9 acres of the site for a $1.5 billion, 33,000-seat Major League Baseball stadium for the relocating Oakland Athletics and will begin that process with the closure of the hotel.

Bally’s officials told the Nevada Gaming Control Board that the casino and gaming operations would shut down at 3 a.m. on April 2, with the last hotel guests checking out by noon.

A person familiar with the project on Thursday said the on-site equipment is in preparation of the closure.