Oakland A reportedly eyeing Tropicana site for baseball stadium
The Oakland Athletics are reportedly targeting the Tropicana Hotel site to build a potential baseball stadium on the Las Vegas Strip.
The A’s are reportedly eyeing not only the Tropicana site, but two other sites as well, one owned by Wynn Las Vegas and the other by Caesars Entertainment, according to CNBC.
Ballys Corp., owner of the Tropicana, declined to comment on the report. A spokesperson for A’s also declined to comment.
A president Dave Kaval told the Review-Journal last month that the team made an offer on a site where they could look to build a billion-dollar baseball stadium for the Major League. Kaval did not disclose the site at that time, but noted the team was reduced to two or three venues in Las Vegas after narrowing down a list that once included more than 20 venues.
In May, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred gave the A’s the green light to begin exploring Las Vegas as a potential landing point for the Oakland relocation. The league’s move came as the A’s work with Oakland officials to secure a deal for a $ 12 billion mixed-use project that would include a waterside baseball stadium at the Harbor’s Howard Terminal. Oakland.
Executives at A, including Kaval and team owner John Fisher, have made several trips to the Las Vegas Valley since May, meeting with various elected officials and business and land owners.
In June, Soo Kim, chairman of Bally’s board, told the Review-Journal that the company would entertain the A’s if team officials called about the Tropicana site.
“We’re very creative and there are 35 acres (at the Tropicana)… Vegas is a big market on many fronts. It’s also growing fast and dynamic, which is what sports teams love, ”Kim said.