The Athletics have released the first renderings for the club’s proposed new stadium in Las Vegas.
The football stadium will be located on nine acres at the Tropicana Casino site and will have a variety of seating options, a partially retractable roof, and a fan capacity of 30,000.
Bally’s will demolish the casino to make room for a $1.5 billion stadium. According to reports, the profanity may seek about $400 million in public funding for the project. It is not guaranteed that the stadium will be built, nor is it a guarantee that the first team will leave Auckland.
The A’s claimed that the stadium would be “one of the most intimate venues in Major League Baseball”. The outward orientation of the playing surface will allow it to open onto the corner of Tropicana and Las Vegas Boulevard.
The team said the venue will also host concerts. The stadium is expected to receive more than 2.5 million fans and visitors annually.
“The design honors the rich history of athletics as well as the unique spirit of Las Vegas,” said the team. “The plan will feature innovative architecture, sustainability, environmental awareness, and state-of-the-art amenities focused on the pinnacle of excellence in the fan experience.”
“From the moment we stepped onto the Tropicana site nearly two years ago, it was clear what an incredible fit a new football stadium in Las Vegas would be,” said Brad Schrock, design director and owner of Schrock KC Architecture. “Not only does the natural orientation of the ballpark create some of the best views and a connection to the Las Vegas skyline from the seating bowl, but it also opens up the football field to the corner in a way that creates opportunities for an active, striking public space with open and expansive views into the stadium.”
The team added that they will continue to improve the “look and feel” of the stadium over the next year. In other words, the design can change.