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Developers Optimistic About Strip Arena

Developers said Wednesday they're starting construction on a privately-funded $1.4 billion retractable-roof sports arena and resort on the Las Vegas Strip. Although they await final approvals from several agencies, businessman and former UNLV and NBA player Jackie Robinson joined project designers at the 27-acre site to say the planned 22,000-seat All Net Resort & Arena will be built.

It will open in early 2017, and it won't include a casino, they said. The multipurpose arena with a retractable roof will be surrounded by a 44-story resort hotel and a pedestrian plaza featuring nightlife, retail, and dining spots, Cuningham Group Architecture Inc. official Brett Ewing said. A water park used to be on the site.
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