Yesterday in Vegas ground was broken on a 20,000-seat arena on the Las Vegas Strip that many believe will help the attract a pro sports team and/or bigger concerts. Since he has a fight this weekend Floyd Mayweather was on hand to kick things off and arrived on a bulldozer.
Here is what Commissioner Steve Sisolak had to say:
“They’ve got shovels in the ground,” Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak said about the MGM-AEG project, which is expected to create 3,500 construction jobs and 2,000 permanent jobs. “The other arenas are all talk.”
Slated for completion in the spring of 2016, the arena will be the centerpiece of an 8-acre, tree-lined entertainment and dining district dubbed “The Park.” It’s located near the New York-New York and Monte Carlo casinos, between Las Vegas Boulevard and Interstate 15.
I’m all for more events in Vegas so I hope this all goes well.