$960 Million Integrated Resort Destination Opens Doors to Guests Following Lively Downtown Procession
SPRINGFIELD, MASS. (July 11, 2018) – MGM Springfield announced today additional details for the resort’s public grand opening on Friday, August 24, 2018.
Kicking off the festivities at 10:30 a.m. at the corner of State and Main Streets, Downtown Springfield will be treated to a lively 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.
Once the procession has arrived at MGM Springfield at approximately 11 a.m., doors will officially open, welcoming guests in to experience the energy and excitement of New England’s first integrated luxury resort and entertainment destination.
“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.”
MGM Springfield is working with the Springfield Police Department, Massachusetts State Police and other state and local agencies to effectively manage expected high-volume traffic, parking and transportation on opening day. Details will be released in the coming weeks, along with travel suggestions for those planning to visit Downtown Springfield to share in this historic day.
MGM Springfield also will host several private invitation-only events in the week leading up to the August 24 public opening.
For additional information about MGM Springfield, please visit the MGM Springfield Newsroom.
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About MGM Springfield
MGM Springfield covers three city blocks in the heart of downtown Springfield, Mass. Igniting a cultural and economic renaissance in a historic New England city, the approximately 2 million square-foot development, which combines new construction with revived historic buildings, will offer more than 125,000 square feet of gaming space, a 250-room boutique hotel on Main Street and superior spa services, diverse retail and inspired dining headlined by award-winning Chef Michael Mina’s Cal Mare. MGM Springfield also will feature the eight-screen Regal luxury cinema complex, bowling lanes, a seasonal skating rink and outdoor marketplace displaying local art, events and talent. MGM Springfield will open August 24, 2018. For additional information, please visit mgmspringfield.com.
About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 28 unique hotel offerings including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. Expanding throughout the U.S. and around the world, the company opened MGM Cotai in Macau in February 2018. It is also developing MGM Springfield in Massachusetts and debuting the first international Bellagio branded hotel in Shanghai. The 78,000 global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies®. For more information visit us at mgmresorts.com.
Statements in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. MGM Springfield has based these statements on management’s current expectations and assumptions and not on historical facts. Examples of these statements include statements regarding the expected opening date of the casino resort and scope of the amenities to be offered. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in such forward-looking statements, including effects of economic and market conditions, competition with other destination travel locations throughout the United States and the world, and the design, timing and costs of the projects and risks relating to permits, licenses, financings, approvals and other contingencies and additional risks and uncertainties described in the MGM Resorts International Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and Form 8-K reports (including all amendments to those reports) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In providing forward-looking statements, MGM Springfield is not undertaking any duty or obligation to update these statements publicly as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.