35 new and renovated sites to watch in 2021
Madison Square Garden’s ambitious Las Vegas Sphere continues to be one of the world’s most anticipated concert halls, with a price tag of $ 1.8 billion. Scheduled to open in 2023 following construction delays linked to the pandemic, the structure will be anchored by what is billed as the world’s largest and highest resolution LED display, which will cover an area of more than three lots. of football. The screen is intended to create an immersive virtual reality-like experience for ticket holders. In June, MSG completed construction of the steel structure of the sphere, while the exosphere is still under construction.
Nashville Yards (Nashville)
Concert capacity: 4,000
Developed by Southwest Value Partners, the 18-acre Nashville Yards complex will feature a 1.3-acre park, two office towers for Amazon Nashville and hotels, including a luxury Grand Hyatt and the converted historic rail terminal, Union Station. In June, SVP announced a long-term joint venture with AEG to co-develop the planned 4,000-seat entertainment district concert hall, as well as a cinema, restaurants, shops, offices and residences, construction scheduled to begin in early 2022..
PPG Paints Arena (Pittsburgh)
Concert capacity: 19,578
The NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins have teamed up with dealer Aramark for the renovation of its PPG arena, which will be completed for the start of the 2021 hockey season in October and the first concerts with Alabama, MercyMe and Genesis. Designed to create a safe and efficient environment for fans, the redesign included the addition of new features for the sake of social distancing, from automatic touchscreen ordering kiosks and mobile ordering via the Penguins app to checkout scanners. automatic powered by artificial intelligence Mashgin.
PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation (Newport, Ky.)
Concert capacity: 7,000
The first phase of a billion dollar revitalization on 25 acres of downtown Newport, the pavilion opened in August with concerts from Taking Back Sunday, Bleachers, Polo G and Angels & Airwaves. New elements of the facility include an indoor mezzanine and two raised stages that can accommodate 2,700 fans for indoor performances and 7,000 outdoors. The place also has a parking lot for 550 cars and a new bus platform for touring artists.