OAKLAND, Calif. — The Athletics have hired Mortenson | McCarthy as the construction manager for the Club’s proposed ballpark in Las Vegas.
The Mortenson | McCarthy team will be responsible for overseeing all construction-related activities, including preconstruction estimating, scheduling and logistics planning, bidding, coordination and management of all craft employees and trade partners, labor relations, and community engagement. The official hiring is subject to approval by the Las Vegas Stadium Authority.
The Mortenson | McCarthy Joint Venture has an established track record in the Las Vegas community. The companies completed construction of the Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium in July 2020, delivering the project on time, within budget, and exceeding all community benefit goals. The project demonstrated industry-leading workforce diversity, achieving local, small, and women & minority-owned business goals, and establishing a new industry benchmark in sports construction and for Southern Nevada.
“Mortenson | McCarthy brings an exceptional level of expertise and experience to our project. Their focus on innovation, safety, and efficiency makes them the best in their field,” said A’s President Dave Kaval. “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. We’re thrilled to partner with them on this important phase of the project.”
Mortenson, a Minneapolis-based company, is a leader in sports and entertainment projects with other recent completed projects including Truist Park (Atlanta Braves), Target Field (Minnesota Twins), Chase Center (Golden State Warriors), Climate Pledge Arena (Seattle Kraken), and U.S. Bank Stadium (Minnesota Vikings).
“It is a tremendous opportunity for Mortenson | McCarthy to build the new home for A’s baseball in Las Vegas,” said Logan Gerken, vice president and general manager at Mortenson. “Our goal is to build sports and entertainment facilities that excite the fans, enhance communities, and set a new benchmark in what’s possible. This project will engage local businesses, create employment opportunities, and reflect the diverse nature of the Las Vegas community through its construction and operation.”
McCarthy is one of the largest and most accomplished hospitality and entertainment constructors in America. With a presence in Nevada for more than 40 years, McCarthy’s team of local builders has contributed to a variety of landmark projects across the valley including Circa Resort & Casino, Virgin Hotels, and the Palms Casino Resort.
“The Mortenson | McCarthy Joint Venture is grateful for the opportunity to partner together with the Las Vegas community to deliver another landmark project,” said Ross Edwards, senior vice president at McCarthy. “The A’s new ballpark will be an exciting addition to Las Vegas and represents the combined efforts of many who are helping to build up our city – from the craft professionals on site to area businesses and broader community supporters. Our team’s local experience and deep understanding of the unique complexities that come with building a world-class sports venue will help us hit this project out of the park.”