The renders for the Las Vegas stadium offered by Athletics are here, and they look amazing.
On Friday afternoon, the A’s released initial renderings of a 30,000 seat baseball stadium on the Las Vegas Strip, giving fans an idea of what their move from Oakland to Nevada would look like.
“We are excited to share our vision for the potential new home of the A’s,” A’s team president Dave Kaval said in a statement. “As the first concept design, we will continue to refine the look of the ballpark over the next year. We hope our project will go beyond a traditional baseball stadium and serve as a catalyst for community development and engagement. It builds on the legacy and success of the professional sports teams that came before us, creating unionized jobs, stimulating economic growth and fostering community investment.
The 30,000-seat stadium would feature a partially retractable roof and home plate would face Las Vegas Boulevard. Bally’s Corporation plans to build a new 1,500-room hotel and casino across from the stadium on the 34-acre site that would be separate from the ballpark.
The A’s reached a deal with Bally’s to build the $1.5 billion stadium earlier this month. It will sit on the current site of the Tropicana Las Vegas casino near the MGM Grand hotel. The A’s have reportedly reached a tentative deal to receive up to $380 million in public funding for the project.
The A’s move from Oakland to Las Vegas is not yet official, although MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said team owners could vote as early as their meetings in New York next month. The A’s current lease at the Oakland Coliseum expires in 2024.