Bally’s Corp announces plans to demolish Tropicana Las Vegas

March 29, 2024
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The operator said a tentative demolition date is set for October.

Bally’s Corp. Chairman Soo Kim has released details regarding demolition plans for Tropicana Las Vegas, according to a recent local report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Kim said that a tentative demolition date has been set for this fall.

Kim further explained in an email to the Review-Journal that the operator is looking to demolish the casino in October, “subject to permitting and further changes as I don’t know how firm the dates would be at this stage.”

However, plans to repurpose the property have been in the works for several months. The Tropicana site will become the future home of the new Oakland A’s baseball stadium.

The team has considered moving to the Las Vegas Valley for the better part of two years.

Once completed, the new baseball stadium would reside on the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip. The new venue would be able to seat between 30,000 and 35,000 fans.

Prior to demolition, the Tropicana site will undergo several weeks of preparation, the local report said. The building will need to be cleared before taking down the structure.

Once demolition is complete, there will also be a multi-week cleanup process to prepare the site for the next construction project.

Bally’s said it plans to close Tropicana next Tuesday. The casino has welcomed guests for nearly 67 years.

In addition to its demolition plans, Bally’s Corp said that its plans to add a new resort that would “complement the A’s ballpark” on the remaining acreage of the site. However, Bally’s did not give a date for this project.

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