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MSG Sphere: The Newest Wonder in Las Vegas

Las Vegas MSG Sphere

Sphere under construction

What IS that? It’s Going to be the Famous MSG Sphere at the Venetian

By Max Hartshorne
GoNOMAD Editor

While I rode the monorail in May 2021 from our condo Airbnb near Harrah’s to the Las Vegas Convention Center, we passed by what will in coming years become one of the symbols of this fabulous and over-the-top city.

It’s unmistakable and it makes you look twice–it’s the MSG Sphere at the Venetian, to be completed in 2023 and adjacent to the vast Venetian Hotel and Casino. It’s North America’s largest resort under one roof which welcomes millions of people each year – and a pedestrian bridge will connect the venue to The Venetian Expo Center.

MSG Sphere Opening in 2023

It’s a perfectly round sphere with an exterior that showcases millions of screens, and on the inside, there are additional screens, and stages, and more. Like so much of what is built in Las Vegas these days, you just gotta see this thing to believe it.

MSG Entertainment expects to open MSG Sphere at The Venetian in late 2023.

The complex will seat 17,000 or hold 20,000 standing guests, at 366 feet tall and 516 feet wide. According to a release from MSG, “MSG Sphere is expected to attract a wide variety of artists and content, delivering something for everyone including attractions, concert residencies, corporate events, award shows, product launches, and select sporting events.

MSG sphere night

MSG Sphere will contain a 580,000 square foot fully programmable LED exterior, the largest LED screen in the world, creating a digital showcase for artists, brands, and partners.

MSG detailed more about what people can expect inside the vast sphere. ”

Incredibly real video effects inside the sphere are made possible by the highest resolution screens ever built.

Incredibly real video effects inside the sphere are made possible by the highest resolution screens ever built.

Inside the venue, guests will experience the highest resolution LED screen on Earth, at a resolution 100 times better than today’s HD TVs. In addition…

Crystal Clear Audio and Haptic Vibes

More than 160,000 square feet of the display surface, larger than the size of three football fields. It uses an advanced acoustics system delivering crystal clear audio to every guest, no matter the size or type of event.

This system will utilize a variety of technologies, including beamforming, enabling audio to be directed to specific locations in the bowl at a volume that remains constant – from point of origin to destination.

This means two people – sitting in different seat sections – could hear completely different things, adding to the possibilities for a truly customized experience and infrasound haptic system that will use deep vibrations so that guests can “feel” the experience

A new architecture for connectivity that delivers more than 25 megabits per second for every guest – enabling a broader range of content and greater interaction

First-class amenities – from luxurious seating and hospitality offerings for a wide range of audiences to deluxe, dedicated areas designed specifically for artists.

Find out more about the MSG Sphere.  Here is the latest news from the Las Vegas Review-Journal about the progress of the MSG Sphere. construction project.

 

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