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MSG Sphere stops traffic, plus a possible NBA team in Las Vegas

12 July 2023

In this week's video, it is discussed how spheres of all sizes are the talk of Sin City with the illumination of one and the possibility of another.

Forget fireworks! The MSG Sphere just lit up the biggest LED screen on the planet to celebrate the Fourth of July. The 580,000-square-foot display consisting of over 57 million LED lights actually stopped traffic as everyone wanted to see the show. Standing at 366 feet tall and 516 feet wide, it’s the largest spherical structure on Earth, so it’s no wonder that Sin City is mesmerized by it. So far, some of the illuminations on the MSG Sphere have been Earth, an American flag, an eyeball, a Jack-o’-lantern, and the Moon. Imagine what guests can expect to see on the inside when U2 christens the venue in the fall.

There’s also talk that another sphere could soon be getting a lot of attention in Sin City. In addition to hosting the NBA Summer League games, Las Vegas could be getting its very own team. The buzz is that Las Vegas will be awarded an expansion team from the NBA as soon as 2024. In fact, some in the city, are so confident that this will happen that they’ve already started planning the brand-new basketball stadium. The Oak View Group of Los Angeles is planning to build an NBA-ready arena on the south end of The Strip on a piece of desolate land near the Silverton Casino Hotel. The goal is to have the 20,000-seat stadium completed without any public funding before the NBA votes on expansion next year. The 850,000-square-foot building will be just one part of the planned $10 billion-dollar, 66-acre complex that will also include a resort with a casino and an amphitheater.