Bally’s to construct a baseball ballpark in Las Vegas
Bally’s has partnered with the Oakland Athletics to construct a baseball park in Las Vegas.
The new ballpark will be built in conjunction with the real estate investment firm GLPI on the premises of the operator’s Tropicana establishment. It will take up around a quarter of the resort’s property at over 36 thousand square meters and will be able to host up to 30 thousand sports fans at once and up to 2.5 million fans annually.
George Papanier, the President of Bally’s, commented:
“We are delighted to have this opportunity to partner with the Oakland Athletics to expand the presence of Baseball in Las Vegas. Our Tropicana establishment has been a standout resort in the area since its opening, and this upcoming addition will further solidify its prominence.”
The Chief Executive of GLPI, Peter Carlino, remarked:
“We are delighted to help Bally’s and the Oakland Athletics make their vision of bringing the MLB to Las Vegas a reality. This plan further highlights the prestige of our establishment on the strip and will help us enhance the rest of the property in the future. Additionally, as this project starts to progress, we are certain that it will present us with plenty of investment opportunities, which we estimate will generate excellent returns for our stakeholders.”
The President of Oakland Athletics, Dave Kaval, stated:
“We are delighted with the idea of one day having the ability to bring the MLB to the iconic Las Vegas Strip. We are eager to collaborate with GLPI and Bally’s to expand the presence of our sport.”
The new addition will be subject to several approvals before it can be built, such as one from the MLB that will allow the team to relocate. After receiving the green light, the operator will be able to start construction, which will likely take place in multiple phases.