Madison Square Garden Company Adds Two Partners To Las Vegas Venue Team
November 3, 2016 at 12:46 PM (PT)
THE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN COMPANY has added two world-class partners to the team tasked with bringing a groundbreaking new venue to LAS VEGAS: ICON VENUE GROUP has been named owner’s representative and project manager, and HOK has been named lead design consultant and architect of record.
The two companies, along with MSG, LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP., AZOFF MSG ENTERTAINMENT, LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT and OAK VIEW GROUP will work together to create the new, deluxe venue.
ICON, the leading owner’s representative and project management firm in the sports and entertainment industry, will serve as owner’s representative and project manager, overseeing the development, design and construction of the venue on behalf of MSG. HOK, a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm, will work collaboratively with MSG to provide architectural and interior design services and will be responsible for coordinating all engineering disciplines.
MSG COMPANY President/CEO DAVID O'CONNOR commented: “We are making important progress on our plans to expand MSG’s portfolio of celebrated venues and create a world-class, music and entertainment destination in LAS VEGAS. Our esteemed new partners, ICON and HOK, have each established reputations for spearheading bold, game-changing projects that set new standards for innovation and excellence. We look forward to working with them, and our other valued partners, to redefine the large-scale live music and entertainment landscape and set a new benchmark for both artists and fans.”
Added AZOFF: “The tremendous success of the FORUM validates that if you bring a large-scale venue focused on music and entertainment to the right market, you can create a thriving destination. LAS VEGAS is as an entertainment capital that does not currently have a state-of-the-art venue created specifically for major concerts. We think this represents our next opportunity to replicate what we did in INGLEWOOD, CA, and have put together a team – which now includes industry leaders ICON and HOK – to create a venue in LAS VEGAS that will pioneer the next generation of music and entertainment experiences.”
The new venue, located on SANDS AVENUE between MANHATTAN STREET and KOVAL LANE. will feature a scalable seating capacity, enabling it to present a wide variety of shows. In addition to superior acoustics, state-of-the-art technology will be utilized throughout the building, creating a venue of the future capable of delivering new and innovative experiences for both artists and fans.