NBA-ready venue plans on scintillating Strip


LVXP selects Aecom for new NBA arena in Las Vegas Image: Fontainebleau Las Vegas, Neaco, CC BY-SA 3.0

The real estate development company LVXP is thrilled to announce that it has selected AECOM, the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, to provide architectural and engineering services for its planned sports and entertainment arena on the Las Vegas Strip (US).

‘MORNINGSTAR’ stated that envisioned with cutting-edge technology and modern design, the National Basketball Association (NBA)-ready venue will offer an unparalleled experience for the NBA fans and visitors once complete. The arena will serve as the anchor for LVXP’s planned 27-acre experiential mixed-use development. This transformative project will also include an impressive luxury resort and casino designed by the renowned architect Paul Steelman.

Las Vegas (US)-based the LVXP is an experiential-focused real estate development company. The LVXP plans to transform the 27-acre site located on the Las Vegas Strip at 2601 South Las Vegas Boulevard (US) into an experiential mixed-use development that will be anchored by a technologically advanced entertainment and sports arena.

The LVXP is led and advised by an experienced team of real estate development, finance, marketing, technology, sports, and entertainment professionals who are committed to seeing this project through and creating value for the local community.

Dallas (US)-based AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design, and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, its public- and private-sector clients trust them to solve their most complex challenges. The AECOM teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in the fiscal year 2023.

Lined with upscale casino hotels, the neon-soaked Strip is quintessential Las Vegas. As well as gambling floors, the vast hotel complexes house a variety of shops, restaurants (ranging from mainstream to high-end), and performance venues for music, comedy and circus-style acts. Attractions like the soaring, choreographed Fountains of Bellagio and the High Roller observation wheel draw crowds.

New York (US)-based the National Basketball Association (NBA) is a professional basketball league in North America composed of 30 teams. It is one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada and is considered the premier professional basketball league in the world.

‘MORNINGSTAR’ further stated that Nick Tomasino, Chief Construction Officer of LVXP, is renowned for his successful developments in Las Vegas including the 20,000-capacity Sphere, the 10,000-capacity Las Vegas Ballpark, the 6,400-capacity Dolby Live (indoor amphitheater), and The Park (new dining and entertainment district on the Las Vegas Strip) among many others.

He expressed his excitement about the LVXP’s partnership with the AECOM stating, “The AECOM has set a new standard for arena architecture and development with the state-of-the-art 18,000-capacity Intuit Dome (under construction) in Inglewood, California. Their addition to our exceptional team is a perfect match. At the LVXP, we share AECOM’s dedication to guest experience, excellence and innovation. We look forward to applying these principles together on our project in Las Vegas.”

The LVXP’s prime development site is strategically located across from the newly expanded Las Vegas Convention Center, adjacent to the Fontainebleau Las Vegas (four-star hotel), and near Resorts World Las Vegas (resort hotel). The multipurpose entertainment and lifestyle venue is expected to serve as the home for a new NBA franchise, representing a significant development for the Clark County and the community.

The Las Vegas Convention Center is a convention center in Winchester, Nevada (US). It is owned and operated by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. As one of the largest convention centers in the world, it has 2,500,000 sq ft of exhibit space and hosts shows with an estimated 200,000 participants.

Las Vegas (US)-based the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is a Government agency and the official destination marketing organization for Southern Nevada. It was founded by the Nevada Legislature in 1955.

Maintained Matt Crane, Chief Executive of AECOM’s U.S. West region, “We are excited to work with the LVXP as they seek to redefine what it means to be a landmark venue. By leveraging our team of multidisciplinary experts, our innovative integrated delivery model and leading-edge technology, we are well equipped to deliver this world-class facility that reflects the ambitious vision of the LVXP.”

AECOM’s Bill Hanway and Dan Meis, two of the world’s foremost experts in large-scale sports and entertainment design, will lead the project. The firm’s award-winning sports design studio has been immersed in arena design since 1965 and has completed more arena projects than any other firm in the world. The firm boasts a portfolio of more than 70 arenas in the United States, including 20 professional sports and entertainment arenas.

Exulted James Frasure, head honcho of LVXP, “We are ecstatic to collaborate with the illustrious firms Steelman Partners and AECOM. Paul Steelman’s (American architect) visionary designs for the resort, coupled with AECOM’s unparalleled expertise in arena design, will create a magnificent and unrivaled destination on the Las Vegas Strip.”

Based in Las Vegas, Nevada (US), the Steelman Partners and its affiliates are award-winning international design firms specializing in the multidisciplinary facets of entertainment architecture, interior design, graphic design, planning, theater design, 3D design, and lighting. The firm’s services embrace all aspects of the design process including: Project viability, revenue projections, site location, thematic considerations, conceptual design, programing, and supporting the clients’ marketing efforts.

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