The plan for the A’s to originally play at the $1.5 billion, 30,000 seat ballpark in 2027 has been delayed a year due to the need to demolish the Tropicana. It’s said that construction won’t start until late 2024 or early 2025, which means the earliest we would see an A’s game in the new Las Vegas stadium is in the spring of 2028. The team is looking to receive $380 million in public financing for the ballpark and plans to contribute $1.1 billion for the planned partially retractable roof facility. According to Bally’s Corp. Chairman Soo Kim, Demolition plans for the Tropicana are still being decided as there are options to shut down the property entirely to demolish it all at once or closing it in stages when the ballpark construction begins. There are plans to construct a new hotel-casino on the existing 26 acres of land, providing the other 9 acres to A’s free of charge for the ballpark. Currently there are no specific dates as to when demolition may begin.
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