MSG Sphere at The Venetian in Las Vegas continues to take shape, as the upcoming venue reached a new construction milestone this week.
Currently scheduled to open in calendar year 2021, MSG Sphere at The Venetian is a project led by The Madison Square Garden Company. Billed as an immersive entertainment venue, MSG Sphere at The Venetian will feature a spherical shape, with a fully programmable LED exterior.
On Thursday, MSG has announced that the venue has reached its widest part–billed as its equator–at level six, which is 490 feet across and 113 feet above the ground. In addition to announcing that milestone, MSG also released new construction photos, providing a visual on the progress that is being made on the project.
MSG Sphere at The Venetian will be located on an approximately 18-acre site on Sands Avenue between Manhattan Street and Koval Lane (next to the Sands Expo Convention Center, part of the complex that includes the Venetian Resort, The Palazzo and the Grand Canal Shoppes). It will feature a scalable capacity accommodating approximately 17,500 seats and a maximum capacity of just over 20,000 for shows that feature a mix of seated and standing offerings. MSG Sphere is expected to be the largest spherical building in the world once completed, coming in at 366 feet tall by 516 feet wide and featuring approximately 875,000 square feet of interior space.
Images courtesy Madison Square Garden Co.
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