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Tropicana Site Transformation: A’s Ballpark and New Resort Still in the Planning Stage

As demolition work continues steadily at the iconic Tropicana site in Las Vegas, the exact plans for the Oakland Athletics’ new ballpark and a potential accompanying resort remain flexible.

Bally’s Corporation, which owns the Tropicana land, is currently working alongside the A’s and property landlord Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. to finalize a master plan for the site. Bally’s Chairman Soo Kim confirms that while earlier renderings placed the $1.5 billion stadium in the southeast part of the property, alternative locations are still being considered.

Partnership Possibilities for Resort Project

The final location of the ballpark will depend on where Bally’s envisions its planned new resort. Kim indicates the company would be open to partnering with another resort operator to speed up the resort’s development. “It’s a big project,” Kim explained, “A partner that could help us accelerate, I would be open to.”

Ballpark First, Then Resort

Bally’s suggests construction on the new resort may happen in phases. This could either mean simultaneous construction with the ballpark or sometime afterward, creating a flexible timeline. While the Tropicana is expected to be imploded this fall, there’s no set construction start date for the resort at this time.

Stadium Authority Agreements Await Approval

The A’s still have several steps to take before breaking ground on the stadium. Beyond finalizing the site plans, they’ll need agreements with the Las Vegas Stadium Authority. This includes documents such as a non-relocation agreement to solidify their commitment to the city. The team is expected to present a draft of this particular agreement at the May 16th stadium authority meeting.

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