The next level arena is coming soon, and to Las Vegas of all places. Madison Square Garden officials have signed a lease for a futuristic sphere-shaped venue in Las Vegas.
We covered the development of the arena earlier this year, but the lease makes it even more official. The Madison Square Garden Company, responsible for the iconic arena in New York, are working with the Las Vegas Sands Corp for the arena. Las Vegas Sands Corp owns the Venetian and the Palazzo casinos in Las Vegas, and the company is supplying $75 million in funding for the arena.
The arena is slated to have 18,000 seats, and early mock-ups show it as a massive sphere with the Earth’s map projected on top. The lease details were revealed in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) this past Monday. The filing gives a deadline of 2023 for the arena to open, but MSG intends to open the arena by the end of 2020. MSG even plans to open a similar venue in London in the future.
Already home to EDC Vegas and mega clubs like Omnia, Las Vegas is quickly becoming a global hub for live music. This new arena would only cement the city’s reputation. See you all in 2020!