HIGH TECH ENTERTAINMENT VENUE
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The MSG Sphere at The Venetian in Las Vegas, US, is a sphere-shaped music and entertainment arena being built near the famous Las Vegas Strip. It is due to be completed by September 2023 and the estimated cost is US$2.2 billion.
The main contractor for the project was initially AECOM, with MSG taking over as general contractor midway through the project.
Built in partnership with Madison Square Garden and Las Vegas Sands Corporation, the 366ft high and 516ft wide stadium will seat 17,500 people. It is reported that it will be the most technologically advanced stadium in the world when complete.
The venue will be equipped with 19,000 by 13,500 resolution LED screens which will spread across the interior as well as feature one of the largest and highest-resolution LED screens in the world.
Construction was due to be completed in 2021 but work was halted due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In August 2020, Madison Square Garden Entertainment (MSG) announced that construction had resumed on the project, with the opening rescheduled for 2023. Over the subsequent 15 months, construction was focused on concrete, followed by steel erection and then the 13,000-ton steel-domed roof, the most complex part of the project.
MSG recently announced that it is looking to hire up to 3,000 people for a variety of roles at the US$2.2 billion venue, boosting hopes that construction is on schedule. IC
Where is it? Las Vegas, US
When will it be completed? 2023
Did you know? Plans are in place for a similar structure to be built in London, UK