Las Vegas is about to get a piece of Manhattan glitz, as Irving Azoff, the chairman and CEO of Azoff Madison Square Garden Entertainment, looks to bring a brand new, non-sporting arena to America s raunchy desert playground.
The builders are billing their new 400,000-square-foot space, which will be located on Sands Avenue on property owned by the casino group, as the world s largest venue built specifically for music and entertainment.
For reference, Madison Square Garden itself, with chairs on all four sides, seats just over 18,000.
Because it won t be designed to serve the needs of sporting crowds, each and every seat will be in front of the stage, providing optimal views and audio for the audience.
I don t worry about the other four arenas , Azoff said, I just know we re going to build the greatest place in the world for acts, they are going to want to play there.
Because of permitting and construction, the new venue is still several years away.