Why is the Tropicana Las Vegas Closing? What You Should Know
The Tropicana Las Vegas is closing in April, the owners of the hotel and casino said in a news release on Monday. Here’s what you should know.
Bally’s Corporation, which owns the Tropicana Las Vegas resort, said that the hotel and casino will cease operations on Tuesday, April 2, according to local news outlet KTNV.
Currently, the hotel is located at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue. Once it closes in April, the hotel will be scheduled for demolition to make way for the construction of a new baseball field for the Oakland Athletics.
Oakland Athletics is in the midst of a plan to relocate to Las Vegas, and Bally’s says that the demolition of the Tropicana will make room for a “state-of-the-art integrated resort and ballpark.” The plan is to open the new ballpark in time for the 2028 Major League Baseball season.
As locals know, the Tropicana Las Vegas is a big part of Las Vegas Strip history. The hotel, which cost $15 million to build, first opened in 1957 as the most expensive resort in the city at the time.
The Tropicana Las Vegas is one of the oldest hotels still operating on the Strip. From Frank Sinatra to Elvis Presley, the hotel played host to some of the biggest celebrities in the U.S. throughout its history.
Those with existing reservations for the Tropicana Las Vegas hotel beyond April 2 are being asked to contact Bally’s Corporation for additional information.
If you’re looking to plan a trip to Las Vegas past April and the Tropicana was on your list, you may want to check out the Vegas News guide to the 10 best boutique hotels in Las Vegas.
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