The Madison Square Garden Company and Las Vegas Sands broke ground on September 27 on the MSG Sphere at The Venetian in Las Vegas, a new entertainment venue scheduled to open in fiscal year 2021.
The MSG Sphere at The Venetian will be located on Sands Avenue between Manhattan Street and Koval Lane. It will have a height of more than 360 feet and a width of more than 500 feet, with a scalable capacity of more than 18,000 seats, with all seats in front of the stage.
MSG Sphere technology includes:
- An LED exterior, creating a digital showcase for brands, artists, events and partners
- The largest and highest resolution LED screen on Earth; this 160,000-square-foot display will wrap around the interior of the bowl
- A dynamically adaptive acoustics system that will deliver crystal clear audio to every guest, no matter the size or type of event
- An infrasound haptic flooring system that will convey bass through the floor, so that guests “feel” the experience
- A new architecture for connectivity that will deliver 25 megabits per second for every guest, enabling a broader range of content, greater interaction among guests and more immersive entertainment experiences
- First-class amenities, such as luxurious seating and hospitality offerings for a wide range of audiences
MSG Sphere at The Venetian will serve as a long-term investment in Las Vegas and Southern Nevada, bringing thousands of new jobs and delivering enormous economic benefits. Analysis from Hobbs, Ong & Associates, has projected the new venue would create an estimated:
- 3,500 local jobs each year during construction
- 4,400 jobs annually once the venue is open
- Annual economic output of $730 million from venue operation and incremental visitation to Las Vegas
- These activities will also generate approximately $48 million in annual tax revenue for state and local programs and entities, including $7.2 million that will directly benefit the Clark County School District
Speakers at the event included Jayne McGivern, EVP of development and construction, The Madison Square Garden Company; Rob Goldstein, president and COO, Las Vegas Sands; James L. Dolan, executive chairman and CEO, The Madison Square Garden Company; and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval.
MSG Sphere at The Venetian is being designed by Populous.