Renders for the Las Vegas stadium proposed by the Athletic are here and they look incredible.
The A’s released the first renderings for a 30,000-seat ballpark on the Las Vegas Strip on Friday afternoon, giving fans an idea of what their move from Oakland to Nevada would look like.
“We are excited to share our vision for A’s potential new home,” A’s team president Dave Kaval said in a statement. “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 involvement. It follows in the footsteps and success of the professional sports teams that have gone before us by creating unionized jobs, driving economic growth and encouraging investment in the community.”
The 30,000-seat stadium would have a partially retractable roof and home plate would face Las Vegas Boulevard. The Bally’s Corporation plans to build a new 1,500-room hotel and casino across from the stadium on the 34-acre property that would be separate from the ballpark.
The A’s reached an agreement with Bally’s earlier this month to build the $1.5 billion stadium. It will be at the current location of the Tropicana Las Vegas casino near the MGM Grand hotel. The A’s reportedly reached a tentative deal to also receive up to $380 million in public funding for the project.
The A’s move from Oakland to Las Vegas is not yet official, though MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said the owners could vote on it once they meet in New York next month. The A’s current lease at the Oakland Coliseum expires in 2024.