During This Week in Gambling’s edition, we are provided details on the new MLB ballpark coming to Las Vegas as well as newly-released F1 race tickets.
Las Vegas Athletics MLB Stadium:
We know that the Oakland Athletics plan to move to the desert, and now they have shown us what their new Las Vegas ballpark will look like if they get their wish. The $1.5 billion venue will seat about 35,000 people and comes with a retractable roof. The latest proposed location is on the nine acres where the Tropicana Casino currently stands, which is directly across from the Excalibur and next to MGM Grand.
Even though the Las Vegas Ballpark will be built for baseball, designers see no reason that the ballpark could not be used for concerts and community events. According to the MLB website, the Vegas MLB stadium is being designed by Brad Schrock, owner of Schrock KC Architecture.
The concept for the ballpark is to honor the history of the A’s franchise, while capturing the spirit of Las Vegas. Now that the team and the state have a tentative agreement on the Las Vegas ballpark and public financing, it’s up to the legislature to take up the matter. Some media outlets are reporting that the team could be playing in Sin City as early as 2026.
F1 Las Vegas Tickets:
With less than six months until the F1 Las Vegas race, the final wave of premium tickets will go on sale Friday, 9 June 2023. Mark your calendar, set your alarm, and take advantage of this final opportunity to secure all remaining on-track tickets for the Las Vegas F1 event before it is too late. The new inventory of tickets includes:
The Club Paris three-day ticket package allows spectators to watch the race from the center of The Strip. These tickets cost $5,500 and include food and drinks, including alcohol.
The Sports Illustrated Club SI three-day ticket package also allows race fans to watch on The Strip next to the Flamingo. These tickets cost $7,000 per person and also include food and drinks, including alcohol.
Lastly, there is the Heineken House three-day ticket package, where spectators can watch the race from the South Koval Zone. These tickets cost $8,000 per person and include world-class food, alcoholic beverages and the promise of an elevated view of the race.
However, if you don’t have an extra $5,000-$8,000 laying around, but still want to see the race, there are still some grandstand tickets available for $1,500 per person.
There is an American Express presale taking place Wednesday, 7 June.