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MGM Springfield Announces Grand Opening

| July 16, 2018

Main and Howard view/ photo by MGM Springfield

Springfield, MA – MGM Springfield recently announced details for the public grand opening of its $960 million Integrated resort on August 24.

The event will begin with a procession featuring the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales and other surprise entertainment alongside hundreds of the resort’s employees, construction workers, and local dignitaries. Guests are invited to view the procession as it heads down Main Street and ends at the entrance to the property.

CalMare Restaurant

The casino and entertainment venue totaling 759,157sf will include a 151,861sf, 25-story 250-room hotel to go along with a 126,262sf gaming floor with 2,550 slot machines, 120 gaming tables, a poker room and a “high-limit” gaming area.

The development will also include a 43,705sf convention center on site as well as retail and restaurant space. An additional  block will feature retail space, a six-screen theater, a bowling venue and a skating rink in winter that will double as an outdoor marketplace in warmer months.

The design-build team includes: AECOM Tishman construction manager; Avenue Interior Design (hotel’s lobby and Italian restaurant); Bishop Pass (steakhouse and South End Market); Friedmutter Group design architect and architect of record (master plan, exterior design, interior design for the casino floor and all nightlife and bar spaces); Moya Design Partners (luxury spa); Specs Design Group (poker area, various retail locations, and the employee areas); and Studio McCormack (Tap Sports Bar, the hotel’s 10-lane bowling alley, arcade, and restaurant).

Chandler Steak House rendering

“We are counting down the days and hours until we open our doors on August 24 to invite in the Springfield community and visitors from around the world,” said Michael Mathis, president of MGM Springfield. “The anticipation from everyone involved in this resort is at a fever pitch and we are more excited now than ever to see this all become a reality.”

Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said, “This is a day many of us have worked toward and have long looked forward to celebrating. I am excited to play a role in the opening day of MGM Springfield, opening the door to a new resort, as well as a new era for Springfield and its citizens. I appreciate MGM’s continued belief and tremendous investment in our city.”

 

 

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