The long-incubating All Net Arena is alive once again, as the proposed facility at the former Wet ‘n Wild water park site was given six months to show progress by Clark County commissioners.
To say that All Net Arena has been a long-running project is an understatement: the Silver State Arena was first pitched in 2010 at the Wet ‘n Wild water park site on the north end of the Strip as a home for NBA and NHL teams. Since then T-Mobile Arena has opened as home of the Vegas Golden Knights (NHL), and the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders set up shop at a temporarily fanless Allegiant Stadium.
But the dream of NBA hoops on the north end of Las Vegas Boulevard lives on, as the project pitched by former UNLV and NBA player Jackie Robinson has six months to show solid progress toward a real project. From the Las Vegas Review-Journal:
“We understand that staff’s recommendation of approval is subject to the condition that the development agreement, the performance agreement and the bond for the performance agreement are all completely finalized within the next six months,” said Chris Kemper, who spoke on behalf of the project.
If those agreements and bonding are not completed by March 6, the land use agreement for the parcel will expire.
Also, construction on the project must begin within two years.
The current plan calls for a very large arena–some 23,000 seats designed for the NBA– as well as two hotels at 44 stories and 63 stories, retail and conference space, and entertainment options, including a bowling alley and movie theater.
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