Get ready to say goodbye to another Las Vegas resort! The Tropicana has announced it will cease operations on April 2nd. The Tropicana opened its door to the public on April 4, 1957. At that time, it was the most expensive Las Vegas resort to be developed at $15 million. After nearly seven decades, the resort is slated to be demolished to make room for a new ballpark for the Oakland Athletics who plan to relocate to the valley. The new $1.5 billion, 33,000 seat stadium would open for the 2028 major league baseball season.
I didn’t frequent the Tropicana often, but my fondest memory of the resort is a date I had early-on with my now-fiancé at the steakhouse. It was an incredible double lobster tail dinner. Fine dining is rare for me, so I cherished it. Cheers to nearly 67 years, Trop! We will remember you!