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Work begins at the old Wet‘n Wild site for "All Net Arena and Resort"

Discussion in 'Casino Industry & Development' started by SH0CK, Mar 8, 2017.

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  1. SH0CK

    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    Some quick background from a little over 3 years ago:
    http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20131223005102/en/Local-Businessman-UNLV-NBA-Player-Jackie-Robinson
    And new reports this week of movement at the property by construction crews:
    http://www.reviewjournal.com/local/the-strip/dormant-project-build-22000-seat-arena-retractable-roof-las-vegas-strip-comes-life
     
  2. vegasvic

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    I've been thinking lately that Vegas needs a new arena. Cool.
     
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  3. Grid

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    I'm with VV, I just cant see how this would make sense. With MGM already having T-Mobile, and the Raiders trying to get one built. Who would a new arena attract?
     
  4. zoobrew

    zoobrew High-Roller

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    I went to Wet and Wild my first time to Vegas in the mid 80s and learned two valuable lessons. The strip is long, walked from Holiday Inn (Harrah's) and concrete is very hot in July. Also that LV grass in summer will cut your skin, yes they did have grass and parking in front of casinos in those days.
     
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    lp670lambo Low-Roller

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    The more attractions the better. No matter how many new things get built on the strip, people still come to patronize them all.
     
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    This is not an attraction, this is a stadium. One which needs to book events in order to be viable. Thats already happening on the strip. And might be happening again on a large scale for the Raiders.

    Vegas went with no stadiums ever, just smaller arenas, to having one up, one planned and now this one? The Raiders one will be built to attract outdoor sports like football, soccer, rugby, maybe a rodeo or something. The MGM one is there to support indoor like NHL (confirmed) NBA (All Star game at the very least) ETC.

    So who is this one attracting? And if they cant bring in something, who will stay at the hotel and with no one at the hotel, who will eat at the restaurants or shop in the stores?

    I agree with the "Build it and they will come " mindset for new shiny things in Vegas. But this one is trying to attract a finite group that is currently well served.
     
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    Yeah this move is a bit baffling.

    So you have T Mobile Arena, The MGM Grand Garden Arena and The Mandalay Bay Events Center - all MGM venues so they will find ways to not cannibalise each other. You also have the Orleans Arena, South Point Arena (which seems exclusively for equestrian events these days?) and also the Thomas And Mack center at UNLV. Factor in the mainly unused Mirage Events Center, The Park theater and the Coliseum and I am thinking Vegas is good for large scale entertainment spaces.

    Without an NBA team (which I am sure MGM would pay big bucks to secure at T Mobile Arena) I am quite confused.
     
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