2020 will be a big year for big construction projects in Las Vegas. Dozens of massive projects are expected to be completed this year, further cementing Las Vegas' status as a tourist attraction and major business hub.
Here's a list of some of the projects that should be online by 11:59 pm on December 31:
Allegiant Stadium - This brand-new domed NFL stadium will be home to Las Vegas Raiders. The stadium is nearing completion and is expected to draw millions of visitors to the city throughout the football season. To augment the NFL season, the stadium will also be home to the University of Nevada Las Vegas Rebels college team. Vegas will quickly become a football town.
Raiders team headquarters - Right near the stadium, the Raiders headquarters is also under construction. The entire organization will be right here in Las Vegas and is expected to boost employment.
Caesar's Forum and Las Vegas Convention Center expansions - Another 550,000 square feet of convention space will open up at Caesar's Forum and will come online at the same time that the Convention Center expansion is being completed. Between these two new additions, the city will be the most convention-friendly city in the country.
Google Data Center - Google's nearly $600 million data center will provide the region with the fastest processing possible. Businesses in the region will have a local data center that provides world-class storage and processing power.
Circa Resort and Casino - A new casino will open on the same spot where the Las Vegas Club, Glitter Gulch, and Mermaids Casino once stood. With 44 floors and 777 rooms, this new gem is designed to be a throwback to a bygone era in Las Vegas history, with all the modern conveniences and amenities.
Underground People Mover - When you go to the convention center, you'll soon be able to ride the underground people mover that's being built by the Boring company and will have Tesla vehicles. This is Vegas' first underground people mover and will make getting around the 200 acres of the convention center easier and cooler.
Virgin Trains - A new high-speed train line from Las Vegas to Victorville, CA, will start operation. With an average speed of 130 mph and topping out at 150 mph, the train will make the 186 mile trip in one hour and 24 minutes. This line will eventually connect with high-speed lines running to Los Angeles and north-south in California.
Las Vegas is one the country's fastest growing cities and it's getting many amazing amenities that other major cities don't have. The availability of land and the fact that the city was settled only in the mid-20th century give it the flexibility to do things that other US cities are struggling to make happen.