Raiders Stadium, Las Vegas Ballpark, and MSG Sphere at the Venetian are adding almost 100,000 sports venue seats. Raiders Stadium will have 65,000 seats and the Las Vegas Ballpark will add 10,000 seats. The city will have a total of 339,000 venue seats within two years.
Already, Las Vegas is one of the top entertainment destinations in the world, hosting many of the nation's largest conventions. A new convention center will only serve to increase the size and frequency of these conventions making the city the premier destination on the planet.
"If you're in the trade show business and you want to be in the big leagues you know that you need to take your trade show to Las Vegas and it's always been that way. No other city offers a comparable package of exciting amenities and facilities," said Chris Brown, executive vice president of conventions business operations of National Association of Broadcaster.
With the completion of the new convention center, Vegas will have over 14 million square feet of convention space. Already, one in six visitors come to the city for conventions. That number is likely to increase in the next five years.