Sands, Steel Ice Talk Concerts

Officials with the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pa., and Steel Ice Center skating rink are reportedly discussing a joint venture for an events center.

The proposed venue, which could hold up to 3,600, would be built at the 126-acre Bethlehem Steel property where the ArtsQuest performing arts center is also under construction, according to the Morning Call.

Gerald Diefer of Trainer Enterprises, part-owner in Steel Ice, told the paper the venue would give touring acts another option.

“If Sands is open, we are, too. We are all business people exploring options,” Diefer told the paper. “I do know that there is a hole in the music market, and whether it goes on our property or the Sands, this venue will be a success.”

Specifics of the proposed venue are still under discussion.