Futuristic Las Vegas Concert Venue Aims for 2020 Opening

A futuristic concert venue is being proposed for Las Vegas by Madison Square Gardens and the Las Vegas Sands. If the project gets the green light, it promises to be one of the most striking and distinctive concert venues in the entire world. The plan is to construct a spherical glass arena in Las Vegas, but in order to get the project started, Madison Square Gardens and the Las Vegas Sands will need to get the building approved from the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA).

Las Vegas Concert Venue
Las Vegas Sands and Madison Square Gardens are partnering up to bring a spherical concert venue to Las Vegas. The project just needs the FAA’s approval before constriction can begin.

Concert Venue Awaits FAA Approval

The spherical glass concert venue should be able to seat 18 000 people when it is completed, and the two companies are hoping to begin construction on the concert venue later this year. The aim is to complete the project in 2020. However, because the proposed site is so close to McCarran International Airport, the concert venue will need FAA approval.

Representatives from Madison Square Gardens and Las Vegas Sands told Clark County that they’d need the FAA’s approval to construct the 360-foot tall sphere. The FAA needs to be assured that the new building won’t disrupt air traffic at the airport. It is likely that the FAA will focus mainly on how light emanates from the spherical concert venue, as well as reflections from the sun. The FAA is likely to take a few months to approve the venue and the representatives from the companies don’t expect there to be any issues.

Highest Resolution Screens Planned for Venue

The Sphere will be used to host various music concerts, as well as other entertainment events. It will also use an exterior display that is fully programmable. On the inside of the sphere, the concert venue is going to be using the highest resolution media displays available, along with dynamic adaptive acoustics. This will ensure everyone will have the best possible experience.

Madison Square Gardens and the Las Vegas Sands told Clark County that this project would create annual salaries in the region of $110 million for local workers and employees while bringing a further $680 million to the city of Las Vegas during construction. The concert venue will be connected to the Las Vegas Sands by a climate-controlled pedestrian bridge, and the developers are also trying to get the venue added as a stop for the Las Vegas Monorail.