In an unexpected turn of events, the FlightSimExpo 2024 organizers have been thrust into a challenging situation. The Tropicana Las Vegas, the designated venue for the event that is scheduled for this June, is set to close on April 2 to make way for a new baseball stadium. This news comes as a surprise to both the organizers and attendees, who were assured the venue would be operational through 2024 despite being publicly known since 2023 that it would be demolished.
In an official statement from the FlightSimExpo team, they assure the community that they are swiftly addressing the situation. Their immediate goal is to secure a new venue in Las Vegas, maintaining the original event dates. Discussions with Tropicana and other potential venues are underway, emphasizing the team’s commitment to the event’s success despite this setback.
The FlightSimExpo team did not anticipate the Tropicana’s closure. Despite prior discussions about the hotel’s long-term future, assurances from hotel management, Hilton, and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority indicated that the venue would remain operational until at least 2025. These assurances were foundational to the event’s planning.
The closure poses significant logistical challenges for the event, initially slated for June 21-23 at the Tropicana. It affects not only the organizers but also attendees who have made travel and accommodation plans based on the initial venue.
Attendees are advised to pause any changes to their travel plans. The team is engaging with Tropicana regarding the status of hotel room bookings and deposits, and they plan to provide attendees with clear next steps soon.
Updates on the situation will be continually provided on FlightSimExpo’s official platforms. Attendees and interested parties are encouraged to monitor the event’s website and join their Discord for real-time discussions. Registered attendees will also receive email updates regarding important action items, and, of course, we’ll also be here to bring you the following updates. Stay tuned!