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.
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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