Las Vegas, NV

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Las Vegas is the largest city in Nevada, located in southern part of the state. It is best known as the gambling capital of the United States, as its center is dominated by a string of huge hotel and casino complexes.

Long disdained by professional sports because of its association its gambling, Las Vegas saw this change in the 2020s with the creation of an NHL team, the Vegas Golden Knights, and the relocation of an NFL franchise, the Las Vegas Raiders. In 2023, the Oakland Athletics first announced that they had purchased a plot of land near the downtown strip with the intention of building a ballpark, to be ready by 2027, then announced another deal three weeks later, superseding the earlier one, in which they would buy a piece of land right on the strip, on the site of the "Tropicana Las Vegas" casino.

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Further Reading[edit]

  • Jack Baer: "A's reportedly land on new Tropicana Las Vegas stadium site after pulling out of 'binding' agreement", Yahoo! Sports, May 9, 2023. [1]
  • Martín Gallegos: "A’s purchase land in Las Vegas for new ballpark",, April 20, 2023. [2]
  • Liz Roscher: "Oakland A's agree to purchase land for $1.5B Las Vegas ballpark", Yahoo! Sports, April 20, 2023. [3]