MSG Sphere venue in Las Vegas starts to take shape

Sin City’s first-of-its-kind entertainment venue is one step closer to reality after the first of 32 giant roof trusses was installed.

The 200-foot long trusses are an integral part of the MSG Sphere’s distinctive spherical shape which will house an enormous 160,000-square foot screen. 

The 17,000-seat venue, which is currently scheduled to open in 2023, features a domed roof, with the column-free construction ensuring that visitors won’t have to worry about an obstructed view.

An advanced audio system will be designed to deliver sound to every seat in the house, while haptic technology will also add to the immersive experience.

The MSG Sphere is currently under construction to the east of the The Venetian, Palazzo and the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, just off the famous Las Vegas Strip. Work began in 2018 and was originally planned to finish in June 2021. However, delays resulting from the pandemic mean that the schedule has been pushed back.

The distinctive venue is a joint venture between The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) and the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. 

A similar structure has been proposed in Stratford, East London. The MSG Sphere London is still awaiting planning approval for possible construction close to the city’s Olympic Park.