The world’s largest music and entertainment venue will be coming to the Las Vegas Strip thanks to the Sands Corporation and Madison Square Garden Company. The two are joining forces, with a few other partners, to build a 400,000 square-foot site that will be the world’s largest built specifically for music and entertainment.
According to the executive chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company, James Dolan, the company believes that there is a demand for venues specifically focused on music and entertainment.
The venue will be on Sands Avenue, between Manhattan Street and Koval Lane, and it will have direct access to the Venetian and Palazzo hotel-casinos. The centre will have 17.500 seats that will face the front of the stage and also have scalable seating capacities to accommodate a wide variety of shows.
According to Sheldon G. Adelson, Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO, at a time when significant conversations are taking place about the city’s future tourism needs, a state-of-the-art venue designed, built and exclusively dedicated to bringing the world’s greatest musical and entertainment acts to Las Vegas is the type of development it should all be excited about.
The venue will make use of the latest technology to achieve the best possible acoustics. Also this the space will be able to deliver new and innovative experiences for both performers and the audience.
Sans and MSM are working with Azoff, Live Nation Entertainment and Oak View Group on the project. They are all confident that the result will be a world-class performance venue that will attract people from around the world. According to Tim Leiweke, CEO of Oak View Group, this new venue will pioneer the next generation of fan experiences and content development, and raise the bar for innovative branding opportunities.
The two companies announced that they were creating a “venue of the future” capable of housing large touring concerts, specially designed residences and full-blown productions and events.
The Nevada-based Kaempfer Crowell law firm submitted pre-application project documents with Clark County in October 2017. The documents include a diagram showing a proposed 585,000-square-foot music venue, which would sit on the southeast corner of Koval Lane and Sands Avenue. Sands owns the roughly 18-acre parcel of land.
In addition to superior acoustics, state-of-the-art technology will be utilized throughout the building, creating a venue of the future capable of delivering new and innovative experiences for both artists and fans. Also the venue will reinvent the VIP experience, with luxurious seating options and exclusive clubs and lounges.
The proposed music venue is considered a high-impact project given its size, scope and the number of people it likely would draw to the area, hence the pre-application requirement.
Aside from the company’s iconic and namesake arena in New York City, Madison Square Garden is also behind The Forum, an arena-sized venue in Los Angeles dedicated to music and entertainment.
Entertainment venues have been the latest trend in Las Vegas. The 650,000-square-foot T-Mobile Arena, owned by MGM Resorts International and AEG, debuted in spring 2016. It’s considered a multi-purpose entertainment venue that hosts concerts, sporting events and awards shows as well as being the home of the Vegas Golden Knights NHL team.