End of an Era in Sin City: Tropicana Las Vegas to Close 

By: Babita Singh


The iconic Tropicana Las Vegas, a landmark since 1957, is set to shut its doors on April 2, making way for a $1.5 billion MLB stadium. 

Bally's Corp. revealed plans for the closure of Tropicana Las Vegas, with demolition preparations beginning soon after the April shutdown. 

The $1.5 billion Major League Baseball stadium, set to be the new home for the Oakland Athletics, will occupy the current Tropicana site on the famous Las Vegas Strip. 

Known as the "Tiffany of the Strip," Tropicana Las Vegas opened in 1957, boasting three stories and 300 rooms. Its closure marks the end of a significant era in Las Vegas history. 

Bally's President George Papanier described the upcoming ballpark as a unique chance and looks forward to developing a new resort that will pay homage to Las Vegas' global appeal. 

The planned 30,000-seat ballpark with a retractable roof, backed by $380 million in public funding, is expected to open in 2028, joining other major sports venues in Las Vegas. 

The closure comes a month after the Tropicana and the Culinary Workers Union reached a new five-year contract. Bally's will no longer accept bookings after April 2, affecting the largely senior workforce, but a severance package has been secured for employees.