Vegas Arena No. 3 Still In The Game
With one new arena in Las Vegas and another on the way, attention has faded for a third, 22,000-seat facility spearheaded by ex-NBA player Jackie Robinson and, yet, bulldozers are making way for it.
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However, the project sprang back to life recently with work crews grading the property in an area between the shuttered Fontainebleau tower and SLS Las Vegas, according to the LasVegas Review-Journal.
Plans are to build underground parking and utilities. Robinson announced the project – a $1.3 billion campus that included a 22,000-seat arena with a retractible roof , a restaurant retail area called Victory Plaza and a five-star, 500-room hotel – in December 2013.
The All Net Arena and Resort was expected to open December 2016 but was waylaid by a recently dismissed lawsuit involving financing.
Robinson told the Review-Journal he expects to open the complex in December 2019 and would like to line up a pro sports team to play there. None of this is guaranteed, obviously, but the paper noted it could pump much-needed commerce into the “sleepy north Strip.”