The Tropicana to Cease Operations and Make Way for New Las Vegas Baseball Stadium

The Tropicana to Cease Operations and Make Way for New Las Vegas Baseball Stadium

The Tropicana’s final days are in full effect after its owner announced the date it will cease operations ahead of the demolition of a new professional baseball stadium.

Slot machines will no longer be heard in the resort’s casino on the Las Vegas Strip after April 2, just before its 67th birthday.

Bally’s Corporation made the announcement Monday, FOX 5 Las Vegas reported.

But all nostalgia and history may not be lost, as a press release obtained by the local station says a “state-of-the-art integrated resort and ballpark” will take its place.

“This is an exciting next chapter for Bally’s, and we are honored to be a key partner of Athletics in bringing a Major League baseball stadium to the great city of Las Vegas,” said the Bally president George Papanier.

Bally’s has not announced how quickly demolition would begin after the closure, but the timeline for the closure has progressed much faster than expected.

Around 500 workers will be affected by the closure.

Most of them are part of the Culinary Union, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox Business, but a spokesperson told FOX 5 they are ready.

Bally President George Papanier did not announce how quickly demolition would begin after closing. AP/John Locher

Workers who stay until the very last day of employment will receive $2,000 per year of service as part of their severance package as well as six months of free health care, the union spokesperson said.

Those who choose not to accept the severance package receive compensation of up to $15,000 and the opportunity to work at the new property.

Although owned by Bally’s, the Tropicana is operated as a DoubleTree by Hilton.

Slot machines will no longer be heard at resort casinos on the Las Vegas Strip. Getty Images/Ethan Miller

Hilton did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox Business on the announced closing date.

This year will be the Oakland A’s final game at the Oakland Coliseum, with Major League Baseball announcing approval of the move to Las Vegas in November.

Once the team moves to Las Vegas, Oakland will no longer host professional sports teams.

The new Las Vegas baseball stadium, which can accommodate 30,000 spectators, is expected to open in 2028. It is not yet known where the A’s will play their 2025-2027 seasons.

This year will be the Oakland A’s last play at the Oakland Coliseum. P.A.

The Tropicana opened on April 4, 1957. At the time, it was the most expensive casino ever built in Las Vegas, costing $15 million, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

“It was a very high-end property that a lot of big stars frequented,” Lorenzo Doumani, a local real estate developer and CEO of Majestic Resorts, told the newspaper. His father, Edward Doumani, and uncle Fred Doumani, owned the Tropicana for a time in the ’70s. “It was one of the premier destinations on the Strip. It was truly iconic.

2024-01-30 17:33:10
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