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Historic Las Vegas Casino & Hotel Tropicana Has Implosion Approved By Officials


The iconic Tropicana Las Vegas casino is set to be torn down in the coming months, with Clark County officials approving implosion plans this week.

After 67 years of booming business in the heart of Las Vegas, Tropicana casino finally closed its doors for the last time in the first week of April – making room for a new exciting property.

Tropicana was one of the most historic casinos in Las Vegas – with ties to the mob in the late 50’s and early 60’s as well as an infamous stay from James Bond himself in the 1971 film “Diamonds are Forever”.

The casino and hotel has until the 20th of October later this year to set a demolition date, with a public spectacle likely for the implosion of an iconic Vegas landmark.

International Content Liquidations are currently in the process of selling all the remaining parts inside the casino and hotel ahead of the demolition.

What Will Replace Tropicana Las Vegas Casino?

It has been reported that the vacant 35 acres of land will be used by the Oakland Athletics, who plan on building a $1.5Billion baseball stadium in the same spot where Tropicana stood for nearly 67 years.

Mortenson-McCarthy is the Oakland A’s construction company and should their plans go ahead, the Las Vegas stadium would begin building works in April 2025 with a completion date anticipated for the 2028 season.

Bally’s entertainment group has emphasised its desire to build an MLB ground on the property however with their credit rating continuing to fall by the week, doubt has been thrown into the plans. Bally’s recently also fallen $800m short in their plans for a new downtown Chicago casino.

Should the stadium be built, Bally’s also plans on bringing another casino to Las Vegas in place of the iconic Tropicana – located adjacent to the Oakland A’s new ground.


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