Officials said at the groundbreaking ceremony that the project will add 50 percent to the size of the presently 4.7-million-square-foot resort, according to The Day of New London, Conn. The expansion is expected to be completed by summer 2008.
A key component will be the performing arts center, which Foxwoods President/CEO William Sherlock said will be “…the biggest ballroom in Connecticut,” able to accommodate “almost any act in the world.”
Foxwoods opened with a 250,000-square-foot gaming complex in 1992. The expansion is expected to generate 2,300 jobs and make the resort-casino arguably the biggest employer in Connecticut with nearly 14,000 employees.