The first proposals for a proposed Las Vegas football stadium have been released

If the A’s proposed move from Oakland to Las Vegas goes through, we now know what their future home could look like.

The A’s on Friday released the first showings for a proposed new Las Vegas stadium, which would be built on the nine-acre site where the Tropicana is currently located, at the south end of The Strip.

According to the team, the stadium will have a capacity of 30,000 fans and a partially retractable roof.

“From the moment we stepped onto the Tropicana site nearly two years ago, it was immediately apparent how fantastic a fit a new football stadium in Las Vegas would be,” design director and owner of Schrock KC Architecture, Brad Schrock, said in a statement from the team. “Not only does the natural orientation of the football field create some of the best views and a connection to the Las Vegas skyline from the seating bowl, but it also opens the ballpark into the corner in a way that creates opportunities for an active, striking public space with open and expansive views into the stadium.”

Dave Kaval, President of The A, added in the statement: “We are excited to share our vision for the potential new A home. As the first conceptual design, we will continue to improve the look and feel of the stadium over the next year.

“We hope our project will go beyond a traditional ballpark and serve as a catalyst for community development and participation. It follows in the footsteps and success of the professional sports teams that preceded us, in creating union jobs, spurring economic growth, and fostering investments in the community. Thanks to Bally’s and GLPI’s vision, we have the opportunity to bring baseball to one of the most active locations in Las Vegas. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with the Governor of Nevada, legislative leaders, the Clark County Commissioners, and the community of Southern Nevada as we move forward with our plans for our new home.”

The A’s proposed move to Southern Nevada isn’t a done deal yet, though, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred noted Thursday. The team and state officials have a tentative agreement for a public funding package that would help fund the team’s Las Vegas stadium, but it must be approved by the Nevada legislature, which closes session June 5. Two-thirds of MLB owners would then have to sign the franchise transfer, likely at their meeting the following week.

In other words, there is a lot that needs to happen before the shows can become a reality.

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