The Oakland Athletics’ new ballpark in Las Vegas will feature the world’s largest cable-net glass wall. Photo courtesy of Negativ.

The Oakland Athletics’ new ballpark in Las Vegas will feature the world’s largest cable-net glass wall. The park was designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and HNTB. In addition to structural design, Thornton Tomasetti is providing construction and façade engineering, waterproofing and façade access services.

According to Thornton Tomasetti officials, the domed stadium’s long-span roof’s five overlapping “pennants” will be supported on 700-foot span arch trusses and boast one of the world’s largest cable-net glass façades in the park’s outfield. The ballpark will reside on nine acres of the 35-acre Tropicana site.

“Our design for the new Vegas home for the A’s is conceived in response to the unique culture and climate of the city,” says Bjarke Ingels, BIG’s founder and creative director. “Five pennant arches enclose the ballpark, shading from the Nevada sun while opening to the soft daylight from the north. A giant window frames a majestic view of the life of The Strip and the iconic New York New York hotel skyline. All direct sunlight is blocked, while all the soft daylight is allowed to wash the field in natural light.”

The venue’s dome will feature five overlapping shells resembling baseball pennants. It will also include an 18,000-square-foot jumbotron, one of the largest in Major League Baseball.

The project is scheduled to open at the start of the 2028 baseball season.

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  1. Who is providing the cable net facade system. We supply cable net facade components we are interested in working with that company. Any leads will be appreciated.

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