A’s Hire Construction Manager for Las Vegas Ballpark

Posted on: August 21, 2023, 01:20h. 

Last updated on: August 21, 2023, 04:18h.

The Oakland A’s announced Monday the hiring of Mortenson-McCarthy as construction manager for their proposed $1.5 billion ballpark on the Las Vegas Strip, according to a press release from the Major League Baseball (MLB) team.

This rendering of the proposed A’s Las Vegas ballpark provided by the team to the media on May 26, 2023, isn’t accurate because, two months later, the A’s told the architectural groups vying for the contract to ignore the renderings, which show the 30K-seat stadium on a larger lot than the 9 acres the A’s will have. (Image: Oakland Athletics)

A joint venture of Minneapolis-based Mortenson and national builder McCarthy Building Companies, Mortenson-McCarthy built the $2 billion Allegiant Stadium for the Las Vegas Raiders, the first professional team to defect from Oakland to Las Vegas.

“The Raiders’ project was a model of tremendous success, including a 31-month-long construction schedule, industry-leading workforce diversity that exceeded local, small, and women and minority-owned business goals, and establishing new benchmarks in sports construction for Southern Nevada,” A’s president Dave Kaval said in the press release.

Vegas Kingdom

McCarthy also built the Palms, Virgin, and Circa casino resorts. Mortenson managed the construction of Truist Park for the Atlanta Braves, Target Field for the Minnesota Twins, U.S. Bank Stadium for the Minnesota Vikings, Chase Center for the Golden State Warriors, and the Climate Pledge Arena for the Seattle Kraken.

“The Mortenson-McCarthy joint venture is grateful for the opportunity to partner together with the Las Vegas community to deliver another landmark project,” Ross Edwards, senior VP at McCarthy, said in the A’s statement.

“It is a tremendous opportunity for Mortenson-McCarthy to build the new home for A’s baseball in Las Vegas,” Logan Gerken, Moretnson’s VP and general manager, said in the A’s statement.

Next Steps

The Athletics’ latest hire still must be approved by the Las Vegas Stadium Authority to become official. Its board meets next on Thursday, August 24.

Before construction begins, MLB must approve the A’s relocation plan, and the Tropicana casino resort must be demolished. If these hurdles are cleared, Las Vegas will become the fourth home for the Athletics.

They played in Philadelphia from 1901-54 and Kansas City from 1955-67 before moving to Oakland in 1968.