Oakland A’s release renderings of potential Las Vegas Strip ballpark
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - The Oakland Athletics on Friday released the first renderings of the team’s proposed new ballpark on the Las Vegas Strip.
Sitting on nine acres at the Tropicana site on the Strip, the Athletics say the proposed Las Vegas ballpark would feature a variety of seating options, a partially retractable roof, and a fan capacity of 30,000.
The orientation of the playing surface will allow for the outfield to open to the corner of Tropicana and Las Vegas Boulevard.
“The design pays homage to the rich history of the Athletics as well as the unique spirit of Las Vegas,” the team said in a release, adding that the “state-of-the-art” venue will be utilized to host events, concerts and community gatherings.
“From the minute we stepped onto the Tropicana site nearly two years ago, it was immediately obvious what a fantastic fit it would be for a new A’s ballpark in Las Vegas,” said A’s director of design and owner of Schrock KC Architecture, Brad Schrock. “The natural orientation of the ballpark creates not only some of the best views and connection to the Las Vegas skyline from the seating bowl but also opens up the ballpark to the corner in a way that creates opportunities for an amazing energetic public space with open and expansive views into the ballpark.”
“We are excited to share our vision for the A’s potential new home. As our first conceptual design, we will continue to refine the look and feel of the ballpark over the next year. We hope our project goes beyond a traditional ballpark and serves as a catalyst for community development and engagement. It follows in the footsteps and success of the professional sports teams that come before us, in creating union jobs, stimulating economic growth, and fostering investments in the community,” A’s President Dave Kaval said.
BILL PROGRESSES TOWARDS LEGISLATURE
Progress on a bill could lead to a filing and hearing sometime over the weekend, elected leaders said Friday.
Nevada Gov. Lombardo on Wednesday announced that a tentative agreement had been met between his office, Nevada lawmakers and the Oakland Athletics organization to bring forward a bill for consideration. FOX5 asked Lombardo’s office questions
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