The Oakland Athletics released renderings of the team’s $1.5 billion, 30,000-seat, retractable-roof MLB baseball stadium in Las Vegas on Friday morning.
The stadium is expected to be located on 9 acres of land on the southeast corner of the 35-acre Tropicana Las Vegas site.
Fans seated behind home plate will have a view facing the Strip towards the outfield, with the back of the stadium facing Harry Reid International Airport.
“From the minute we entered the Tropicana site nearly two years ago, it was immediately apparent what a fantastic fit this would be for a new Ballpark A stadium in Las Vegas,” said Brad Schrock, design director of the A’s and owner of Schrock KC Architecture. , said in a statement.
“The natural orientation of the ballpark not only creates some of the best views and connection to the Las Vegas skyline from the bowl of seats, but also opens up the ballpark around the corner in a way that creates opportunities for an incredible energetic public space with open spaces and unobstructed views of the ballpark.”
A’s president Dave Kaval noted that this was the first concept design for the ballpark and that features could change before construction begins.
“We hope our project will go beyond a traditional baseball stadium and serve as a catalyst for community development and engagement,” Kaval said. “It follows in the footsteps and success of professional sports teams that come before us to create unionized jobs, drive economic growth and foster community investment.
It was announced this week that Clark State and County leaders have reached a tentative agreement with the A’s on a stadium funding package.
This agreement includes up to $380 million in public funding, including $180 million from the state and $145 million from Clark County. Of those amounts, $90 million of the state contribution would be reimbursed through tax revenue generated at the stadium site, while $120 million of the county’s share would be paid by the tax district.
The county’s remaining $25 million would go toward infrastructure upgrades in and around the ballpark site.
The bill containing the financing mechanisms could be tabled in the Legislative Assembly as early as Friday.
“We look forward to continuing our collaboration with the Governor of Nevada, legislative leaders, Clark County Commissioners and communities across Southern Nevada as we move forward with plans for our new home,” said Kaval,
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