There are several mega projects expected to hit completion in 2020, and those projects will permanently change the Las Vegas skyline.
From the 35-floor Circa Resort & Casino downtown, Allegiant Stadium, and the MGM Sphere, the Las Vegas skyline is getting a major facelift and a profitable one at that.
Jeremy Aguero, a principal analyst for Applied Analysis, says a stadium like Las Vegas new allegiant stadium is versatile enough to draw the sports crowd or entertainment crowd:
“Think about it in terms of Allegiant Stadium. People want to see a game, or see Garth Brooks play in the stadium. That’s going to drive visitation.”
David Schwartz, gaming historian and professor at UNLV, also echoes the sentiment by saying these latest construction projects will be “really transformative” for the city. He absolutely believes the latest additions to the Strip will keep Las Vegas “current” and “new.”
Let’s take a look at the biggest, most exciting construction projects that will shake up the Las Vegas Strip, liven up its skyline, and drive more tourists to the city that never sleeps.
Downtown’s most anticipated new casino/resort, Circa Las Vegas, stands 44 stories tall (almost 500 feet high), making it the largest building in downtown Las Vegas.
Exciting features include a state-of-the-art temperature-controlled pool for year-round use and a massive 134 by 41-foot video screen that will entertain pool guests. It also promises to have the largest sportsbook in Las Vegas, which will be multi-level and is designed stadium style.
Its 9-story parking garage will be convenient for guests wanting to get to downtown. Vegas’ lucky number 777 is also strung throughout the property, with 777 rooms that span across the 1.25 million-square-foot property.
The Circa is set to be completed near the end of the year.
The Las Vegas Raiders have a new world-class stadium to call home, Allegiant Stadium. The $1.9 billion domed-stadium features 65,000 seats, has a retractable natural turf field, and premium spaces throughout different levels of the stadium. In total, it occupies 1.75 million square feet.
Its sleek silver and black exterior, in honor of the Raiders signature colors, features a clear ETFE dome roof. The state-of-the-art stadium will utilize retractable windows on one end that will give fans a stunning view of the Las Vegas Strip.
Madison Square Garden and Las Vegas Sands billion-dollar joint venture, the MGM Sphere, will kiss the sky at 366 feet high and 516 feet wide. The 17,500-seat entertainment venue features a unique dome-shaped design and will sit adjacent to the Venetian.
It’s being touted as the world’s most “advanced venue” with its groundbreaking design. Once completed, the sphere’s exterior will be able to display customized visuals and will be a sight to see on the Las Vegas Strip.
The project is set to be completed next year.
Resorts World Las Vegas
The $4.3 billion Resorts World Las Vegas will be the most expensive hotel-resort to touch the Las Vegas Strip. Featuring a massive 110,000 square-foot casino floor, and two hotel towers that offer 3,500 rooms combined, it will be an easily recognizable property on the Strip.
The nongaming areas include seven stunning pools, as well as a 75,000-square-foot day and nightclub.
In an attempt to draw in pedestrians wandering the Strip, the property will feature a 50-foot diameter video globe that will showcase 6,000 square feet of customized LED digital content.
It’s set to open summer 2021.
Las Vegas Convention Center
The Las Vegas Convention center has recently undergone a 1.4 million square foot expansion. On top of the expansion, it’s also receiving a complete upgrade renovation and modernization of its existing 3.2 million square feet.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) was tasked with reinventing the space as a state-of-the-art facility featuring the latest in technology.
Notable additions includes a new leasable exhibit space, outdoor plaza, and a grand atrium. It’s excepted to attract 600,000 new visitors annually.
The scheduled date of completion is December 2020, just in time for next January’s CES.
Google Data Center
Henderson will soon be seen as having more of a tech presence, with the oncoming Google Data Center set to finish this year.
The $600 million, 64-acre data center is a first for Nevada. According to officials, the center is being used to serve mostly North American customers, with an emphasis on providing support for applications like YouTube and Google Maps.
According to google.org president Jacquelline Fuller, the facility will feature some of the most “complex technology in the world, including artificial intelligence.”
What major development are you most excited to see sprucing up the Las Vegas skyline in 2020?