CAA ICON HAS STRONG PRESENCE IN VEGAS
The Oakland A’s have hired CAA ICON as owner’s representative for developing their proposed ballpark in Las Vegas, according to multiple sources.
The hiring of CAA ICON dovetails with the A’s announcement on Monday (Aug. 21) that they selected the joint venture of Mortenson McCarthy to build a ballpark with roughly 30,000 seats and a retractable roof on the Vegas Strip, estimated to cost $1.5 billion. The decision is pending approval by the Las Vegas Stadium Authority.
Both general contractors, as well as CAA ICON, were part of the development of Allegiant Stadium, the $1.9 billion NFL facility that opened for the Las Vegas Raiders in 2020.
In Vegas, the A’s went with CAA ICON to serve as the conduit between team ownership and the architects, construction manager and subcontractors after Legends completed a three-month deal to provide pre-construction services, sources said. After Legends’ agreement expired, the A’s sought input from other owner’s reps and hired CAA ICON without issuing a formal proposal.
CAA ICON has a strong presence in Vegas. Apart from Allegiant Stadium, the firm was owner’s rep for T-Mobile Arena, the 7-year-old home of the NHL Vegas Golden Knights, and the WNBA Las Vegas Aces’ new headquarters and practice facility.
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