LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – After much anticipation, updated renderings of the Oakland A’s proposed Las Vegas ballpark have finally been revealed.

The team released the new renderings on Tuesday, revealing a tiered design and a fixed roof.

After much anticipation, the A’s have finally revealed updated renderings of the proposed Las Vegas ballpark.(Oakland Athletics)

Bjarke Ingels Group has been announced as the lead designer, with HNTB serving as the sports and hospitality designer on the $1.5 billion project.

“The collaboration between BIG’s creativity and HNTB’s technical expertise allows for a truly innovative and bold design while ensuring an unmatched fan experience,” said Athletics Managing Partner and Owner John Fisher. “We hope to add to the dynamic atmosphere and liveliness of the Las Vegas Strip, creating a welcoming environment for all of Southern Nevada.”

The 33,000-person capacity ballpark will feature upper and lower seating bowls to “bring fans closer to the action” than traditional ballparks. The roof’s five overlapping layers, which were inspired by traditional baseball pennants, open to the north to allow for natural light and views up the Strip, while also limiting direct sunlight and heat from the south.

“Our design for the new Vegas home for the A’s is conceived in response to the unique culture and climate of the city,’” said Bjarke Ingels, Founder and Creative Director of BIG. “Five pennant arches enclose the ballpark – shading from the Nevada sun while opening to the soft daylight from the north. A giant window frames a majestic view of the life of the Strip and the iconic New York New York hotel skyline. All direct sunlight is blocked, while all the soft daylight is allowed to wash the field in natural light.

“The resultant architecture is like a spherical armadillo – shaped by the local climate – while opening and inviting the life of the Strip to enter and explore. In the city of spectacle, the A’s ‘armadillo’ is designed for passive shading and natural light – the architectural response to the Nevada climate generating a new kind of vernacular icon in Vegas.”

After much anticipation, the A's have finally revealed updated renderings for the proposed Las...
After much anticipation, the A’s have finally revealed updated renderings for the proposed Las Vegas ballpark.(Oakland Athletics)

The outfield features the world’s largest cable-net glass window, facing the corner of Tropicana and Las Vegas Boulevards. Also, the park will include an 18,000-square-foot jumbotron, which would be the largest screen in Major League Baseball.

Resort development is still in the works, according to the team.

The current proposal for the ballpark will support up to 2,500 on-site parking spots, as well as a two to three-acre plaza in the northwest corner. However, the overall parking plan will be determined in partnership with Bally’s and GLPI.

The A’s say they are working with Clark County and the Nevada Department of Transportation to ensure traffic has easy access to the stadium. They will also work with RTC of Southern Nevada on additional transportation options, such as an express bus service.

The A's have finally revealed plans for a proposed ballpark in Las Vegas.
The A’s have finally revealed plans for a proposed ballpark in Las Vegas.(Oakland Athletics)

“We are excited to continue to collaborate with Bally’s and GLPI on this project. Together, we see a unique opportunity for this site and look forward to seeing this vision come to life,” said Fisher.

“The A’s have created a remarkable design that adds to the rich fabric of must-see attractions in Las Vegas,” said Bally’s Chairman Soo Kim. “This is a once-in-a-generation project, and we are thrilled for the opportunity to develop a comprehensive site plan at this iconic location. We look forward to sharing more on our plan in due course.”


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