Wednesday, August 6th, Clark County commissioners approved plans for the All Net Resort and Arena, an arena and resort planned for the Las Vegas Strip’s north end.
Jackie Robinson, who is a former NBA Player and UNLV Runnin’ Rebel, has been pushing the $1.3 billion project forward. The All Net Resort and Arena will sit on the old Wet ‘n’ Wild land, which is between SLS Las Vegas Hotel Casino and the Fontainebleau.
Robinson was elated by the project he’s pushed so hard for to start moving forward. “It is indescribable, I would imagine working on it all these years, what this would feel like once we got to this point but it’s overwhelmed,” Robinson said. Adding that, “This is more than just about me. This is the large minorities in the history of the United States. It is going to effect the minorities all across.”
The All Net Resort and Arena will add 19,000 jobs to the Las Vegas community, according to Robinson. He’s hoping that 35 percent of those jobs created by the new project will go specifically to minorities.
All Net Resort and Arena
Cuningham Group is designing the next major attraction on the Las Vegas Strip—the new $1.3 billion All Net Arena and Resort. The 27-acre project is scheduled to break ground in spring of 2014 with a planned opening in December of 2016.
Located between SLS Las Vegas Hotel Casino and the Fontainebleau, the world class arena will feature four levels, a total of 862,500 square feet, a classic restaurant and night club, 75 luxury box suites, and a retractable roof. Seating capacity will accommodate 22,000 for basketball; 21,600 for hockey, boxing and rodeo; and 22,800 for concerts and conventions.
A unique element planned for the complex is Victory Plaza, a 300,000-square-foot promenade that will lead visitors from Las Vegas Boulevard through lush landscaping, fine dining and retail, as well as outdoor seating, staging and water features. The Plaza is designed to change themes for specific events, activities, holidays and celebrations. A luxurious boutique Five-Star Spa Hotel with 500 specialty suites will round out the attraction’s major amenities.
Learn more about Cuningham Group on their website www.cuningham.com.