Former UNLV, NBA Player, Jackie Robinson, Announces Plans for Strip Arena and Resort
December 25, 2013 by VegasNews.com
The $1.3 Billion privately-funded, All Net Arena and Resort (official name to be determined), is scheduled to break ground in spring of 2014 with a planned opening in December of 2016. The complex will be located on the Las Vegas strip, between SLS Las Vegas Hotel Casino and the Fontainebleau (Photo credit: Photo: Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc.).
The unique World Class Arena, the shining star of the development, has four levels, a total of 862,500 sq. ft., and a retractable roof. Seating capacity will include 22,000 for basketball, 21,600 for hockey, boxing and rodeo, and 22,800 for concerts and conventions. Also featured: a classic restaurant and night club. A total of 75 Luxury box/suites (25, 1000-sq. ft. executive suites and 50, 500-sq. ft. corporate suites) provide exclusive V.I.P. access to the arena through a private entrance with valet parking. The concept elevates the arena to a peerless class level to attract events only a venue of this quality can accommodate.
Photo credit: Photo: Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc.
Victory Plaza, a 300,000 sq. ft. promenade 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 design themes for specific events, activities, holidays and celebrations.
The 27-acre resort is enhanced by a luxurious boutique Five Star Spa Hotel with 500 specialty suites; each indulgent, with a private area for in-room spa and salon services. The hotel will house an elegant restaurant with private lounge, an exquisite wedding chapel and reception area, specialty clothing and jewelry boutiques, and a full service spa and salon.
Mr. Robinson’s unique and diversified background as a businessman, former UNLV and NBA player and previous professional basketball team owner of The Las Vegas Bandits, provides the leadership for a venue that will meet the highest sports, entertainment, culinary and accommodation standards.
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