The Oakland A’s have signed a binding purchase agreement for land west of the strip to build a major league ballpark. This opportunity will be good for Nevada, bringing new jobs and more economic development. The Oakland Athletics started their search in Nevada with a list of more than 20 ballpark sites before finalizing on three potential sites. Eventually they chose the former site of the Wild Wild West Property owned by the Red Rock Resorts. The agreement is for 49 acres located at Dean Martin Drive and Tropicana Avenue. According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, the deal is for the land only, with the option to purchase an additional 8 acres at a later date. There are plans to build a $1.5 billion, 30,000-seat, partially retractable roof stadium with food and beverage establishments as well. There are talks about possibly having a pedestrian bridge constructed to connect the ballpark to Park Avenue at T-Mobile Arena. As of now there is no date for when construction would start but plans call for some time in 2024.
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