MGM Building New 20k Seat Arena in Vegas
I think it would be awesome for Las Vegas to have a NBA team, the gambling situation makes it very hard, but since it is Vegas they are going to be build an arena any way.
Entertainment powerhouse company AEG and MGM Resorts International — partners on a $350 million, 20,000-seat arena behind New York-New York on the Strip — plan to move the first chunk of earth for the project at a groundbreaking ceremony set for May 1.
Proposed arena projects have come and gone in Las Vegas the past decade, but this AEG-MGM arena plan has legs — and apparently shovels and then bulldozers, too.
Site preparation work has begun and demolition of buildings on the 14.5-acre site is set for mid-May.
The arena site is behind the New York-New York parking garage, on the north side of Tropicana Avenue with the arena’s west side sitting near Frank Sinatra Drive. The arena, plus 80,000 square feet of shopping, a park and plaza, will be on the east side of Interstate 15.
Populous, a Kansas City, Mo., architectural firm hired by AEG and MGM, has designed the building, which will have a 5.4-acre presence