Cross section rendering of MSG Sphere at The Venetian
The MSG Sphere will be located east
of The Venetian resort and just off the Las Vegas Strip. Once
complete, the sphere-shaped venue will have a capacity of 17,500 and
will feature LED screens inside and outside of the venue. Las Vegas
Sands contributed the 18-acre site for the project.
The state-of-the-art venue will have nine levels and 875,000 square
feet of interior space and will include bars, private suites, a
museum and retail space.
The project costs are between $1.2
billion and $1.7 billion.
MSG Sphere will be 366 feet high, and
516 feet wide at its broadest point. will be equipped with 19,000 by
13,500 resolution LED screens which will spread across the interior
of the venue, the size of three football fields. All seats will
have high speed internet access. The sound system will deliver sound
through the floorboards.
The exterior of the venue will
feature a screen display which will allow those who are outside of
the venue to see what is going on inside. The arena will primarily
host awards shows and concerts, in addition to other entertainment
events. Although it was not designed to host sporting events, there
is the possibility of hosting matches for boxing and mixed martial
A 1,000-foot pedestrian bridge will
connect the sphere to the Sands Expo.
|The property will
include 304 parking spaces, while additional spaces will be
available at the parking garages for the nearby Venetian, Palazzo,
and Sands Expo.
This all sounds like one of those
crazy overly-ambitious dream projects that will never happen. No
actual opening date just yet. Project reps can only say it
will open "sometime in 2021". But hey, guess what? This thing
is real and construction is well underway. Check out the pics and
Location - Just
off the strip behind The Venetian and Palazzo towers, at
Sands & Koval streets.
Take a look how it compares in
height to some of its neighbors:
The Palazzo: 642'
The Venetian: 475'
High Roller Ferris Wheel: 550'
Harrah's Carnival Tower: 355'
Flamingo Las Vegas: 271'
Paris Las Vegas Tower: 367'
Paris LV Eiffel Tower: 540'
MGM Grand: 292'
MSG Sphere address: 255 Sands
Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89169