Las Vegas and London to get 360ft spherical entertainment venue

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Las Vegas is home to some of the world’s most outlandish and ambitious architecture and is set to welcome another incredible construction in the form of a 360ft-tall sphere that will be used for concerts and entertainment events.

The MSG Sphere in Las Vegas, Nevada, is being developed in a joint venture by Madison Square Garden Company and Las Vegas Sands Corporation with renderings being released of the oddball building showing its fully digital LED exterior displaying what’s going on inside the 18,000-seater venue.

Las Vegas Sphere

Las Vegas Sphere

The shape of this first-of-its-kind venue is designed to immerse audiences with a multi-sensory environment using new advanced acoustics and video that is said to “change the nature of live events”.

Construction of the MSG Sphere is located behind the Venetian and Palazzo hotels on the Las Vegas strip, and the arena is planned to be open by 2020 according to officials involved in the project.

While the total cost of the project has not been revealed, the Las Vegas Sands will provide US$75m in funds for the construction.

Las Vegas Sphere

Used for concerts and events

MSG also announced that it would be building a Sphere in London in the UK. Making the announcement at a presentation in New York, MSG’s executive chairman and CEO, James L Dolan, confirmed the company intends to make London the home of its first international venue and has completed the purchase of land totaling nearly five acres in Stratford in the UK capital.

February 23, 2018

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