Work is progressing on the new events center at Stateline.
“The elevator shafts are up and it’s coming along on schedule and under budget,” Douglas County commissioner Wes Rice said last week. “I’m certain we won’t end up with another South Lake Tahoe hole.”
The Tahoe South Events Center is expected to open by early 2023 and will feature 4,200 sporting or entertainment seats or 6,000 stage event seats.
Construction began in spring on the $80 million center located next to the MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa.
More than 50,000 cubic feet of dirt being excavated from the site is being repurposed for landscaping features and fill dirt at Edgewood and Tahoe Beach club.
The 143,000 square-foot, multi-purpose facility designed to complement the destination’s gaming and recreational offerings, finished the majority of the mass excavation to prepare the site for foundation work and vertical construction by mid-July.
“This partnership is a great environmental benefit to the project,” said Rick Kozuback, president and CEO of International Coliseums Company, project managers for the events center. “By keeping the dirt in Tahoe, we are not having to put multiple trucks on the road every day to transport to Minden, and Tahoe Beach Club isn’t having to import dirt for their construction. It reduces congestion, wear and tear on the roads, and exhaust emissions in the Basin.”
Edgewood Tahoe is using the dirt to build up the landscape along the east side of the golf course adjacent to Highway 50.
The events center will provide a venue for conventions, special events and entertainment, as well as a variety of events for the local South Tahoe community, including concerts, and family programming, as well as professional and amateur sporting events. It is expected to host up to 130 events a year with opportunities to expand visitation into shoulder seasons and mid-week periods. The anticipated economic impact to the entire community is estimated to be $40-60 million per year.
For more on the Tahoe South Event Center, or to submit an inquiry to host an event, discuss sponsorship, or become a premium seat holder, visit https://tahoedouglasva.org.