Posted January 1, 2020

MSG Sphere Las Vegas on track for 2021 opening

New 17,500-seat entertainment venue is expected to cost $1.2 to $1.7 billion.

The MSG Sphere in Las Vegas remains on track to open in 2021 as construction continues on the ambitious event space, according to a spokeswoman.

Crews poured more than 33,000 cubic yards of concrete and laid more than 14 million pounds of rebar in 2019, MSG spokeswoman Maire Griffin said in a press release.

Vertical construction is now happening at 65 feet above ground level, while below-grade mechanical, electrical and plumbing work has started.

Concrete has also been poured for the second-floor atrium and the foundation for the stage, according to the press release.

Crews are expected to reach the widest section of the sphere, referred to as the "equator," sometime in 2020, while the steel sphere wrapping will start as well.

MSG Sphere, a joint venture of The Madison Square Garden Company and Las Vegas Sands, is expected to reach 875,000 square feet and hold about 17,500 seats once complete.

"MSG Sphere is an engineering marvel that will change the face of entertainment right here in Las Vegas," said Nick Tomasino, vice president of construction for MSG. "From the venue’s iconic spherical shape, the stage, seating and even the remarkable atrium, it’s easy to see the considerable progress we’ve made this year."

The project is estimated to cost between $1.2 to $1.7 billion.

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