It’s Almost Time To Say Goodbye To The Tropicana Las Vegas
Being a Vegas hotel is a lot like being a professional athlete. Once you hit a certain age, you gotta go.
Sadly, Vegas locals have seen it over and over again. The implosion of a Sin City landmark to make way for the hottest new thing. This time, it’s the beloved Tropicana Las Vegas that is saying her last goodbyes. After 66 years on the Las Vegas Strip, the Tropicana’s demise will mean the end of an era. She is scheduled to close her doors for good sometime between late next year and mid-2025.
This gives locals and tourists a little more time to pay their respects to one of the oldest hotels in Las Vegas.
But after that, the site will be completely cleared, thrillist.com reported. If another hotel was to take over, it’s possible the Tropicana could have just been restructured. Much like her oldest Vegas cousins, the Flamingo and Sahara hotels. But since this corner on Tropicana Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard is to be the home of the new A’s baseball stadium, there’s not much of the old architecture needed in the plans.
One cool thing that might be coming though, also according to thrillist.com, is the incorporation of vintage Vegas in the new stadium. Reportedly, the A’s have been in communication with Vegas’ Neon Museum. Specifically about using some old Vegas pieces in the new stadium. The A’s president, Dave Kaval, told Thrillist that he could even see the stadium doubling as a mini version of a museum on non-game days.
Which is a very good plan, considering the prime real estate of this location. It would be a financial waste not to use that empty stadium for tourists in some capacity throughout the year. In the meantime, go say your goodbyes while you still can. Because it’ll be gone before you know it.