GALLERY: The new MSG Sphere entertainment arena is under construction in Las Vegas, NV

The MSG Sphere at The Venetian is being built near the Las Vegas Strip. (Jason Rzucidlo/AmericaJR)

AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE near the Las Vegas Strip to check on the construction of the all-new MSG Sphere at The Venetian. The 17,500-seat auditorium was initially scheduled to open in 2021, but construction was suspended in April 2020 due to a disruption in the project’s supply chain, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Construction resumed later in the year, with the opening rescheduled for 2023.  The arena will primarily host awards shows and concerts, in addition to other entertainment events. Although it was not designed to host sporting events, there was the possibility of hosting matches for boxing and mixed martial arts. A 1,000-foot pedestrian bridge will connect the sphere to the Sands Expo.

The MSG Sphere is expected to open by 2023. For more info, go to