The Oakland A’s on Friday released three images of the ballpark the team hopes to build on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip.
The proposed ballpark site is on nine acres of land to the southeast of South Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue. A team statement that accompanied the renderings confirms that the ballpark has a projected capacity of 30,000, which would be the smallest capacity among Major League Baseball stadiums.
“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,” A’s director of design and owner of Schrock KC Architecture, Brad Schrock, said in a statement. “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.”
The renderings show the ballpark’s outfield opening to the north toward the Strip’s southernmost casinos, with an entry plaza on the southeast corner of South Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue. The plaza leads to a ballpark entrance above left field.
Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo said Wednesday that legislative leaders and the Athletics had reached a tentative agreement on a $1.5 billion stadium funding plan that would lure the franchise to Las Vegas. A funding bill still must be approved by the Legislature.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.