Tropicana Las Vegas Closing Tuesday to Make Way for Baseball Stadium

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The hotel and casino, which opened in 1957, will end its storied run when it closes on Tuesday. A Major League Baseball stadium will rise in its place.

The famous Tropicana Las Vegas resort, which held the city’s longest-running cabaret and was known for its lavish midcentury décor, will close on Tuesday as it prepares for demolition to make way for a new Major League Baseball stadium.

The resort’s gaming floor will close at 3 a.m. on Tuesday, and the hotel’s last guests will be required to check out by noon that day, according to the website for the resort, which is owned by Bally’s Corporation, the gaming, betting and entertainment company.

After the demolition, about nine acres of the 35-acre parcel will be granted to the Athletics baseball team for the construction of a 30,000-seat stadium, the resort said. The stadium is expected to host the team beginning in 2028.

There was discussion last year that the Tropicana would be redeveloped to make room for an integrated resort, casino and ballpark complex. Specific designs are still being finalized, according to the resort.

The Tropicana has had a storied run on the Las Vegas Strip since it opened in 1957 as the most lavish hotel and casino in the city, with a cascading 60-foot fountain and shimmering pool that piped Muzak underwater.

The longtime magicians Siegfried and Roy debuted there. Sean Connery’s James Bond stayed the night. Feathered showgirls danced in its Folies Bergère cabaret. One photo taken in 1980 captured the dancers playfully carrying the comedian Joan Rivers for an awards show at the hotel.

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