What’s New in Las Vegas in 2020?

Las Vegas in 2020

Las Vegas had always welcomed anyone with great ideas and a desire to entertain and surprise visitors. This coming year will see some of the most inspiring, innovative, and downright impressive projects come to life. Keep reading for a peek at what is coming to the Strip in 2020 (and 2021). Let us know what you are most excited about!

Allegiant Stadium

The Las Vegas Allegiant Stadium is expected to open on August 16, 2020, with the project finishing by October 31, 2020. The Allegiant Stadium will host the pro team – the Raiders -and the UNLV football team. The stadium may also host concerts, soccer matches, motorsports, and more.

Allegiant Stadium will also serve as the site of the Las Vegas Bowl beginning in 2020, which will feature a Pac-12 football opponent versus either a Big Ten or SEC opponent, as well as the 2020 and 2021 Pac-12 Football Championship Game.

Check out the latest time-lapse video and drone footage of the Stadium.


Area 15

Area 15 is described as a “portal into a wholly reimagined world weaving together events and entertainment, art, retail, technology, and design.” What does that mean? It means that you’re going to make time to see Area 15 on your next visit to Las Vegas because it’s going to be unlike anything else you’ve ever seen.

This experiential retail and restaurant space is already creating quite a buzz in Las Vegas. Project owners recently announced that Meow Wolf would become the anchor tenant of the 200,000-square-foot space. Meow Wolf was founded and is headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The art and entertainment group was established in 2008 as an art collective.

Area 15 is expected to open early in the New Year, though an official opening date has not yet been announced.


Caesars FORUM Conference Center

The Caesars FORUM Conference Center will feature 300,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and the two largest ballrooms in the world. The conference center is conveniently located with direct access to more than 8,500 hotel rooms at Harrah’s Las Vegas, the LINQ Hotel + Experience, and Flamingo hotels. We’re excited and hope you are too!

Circa Resort & Casino

Circa Resort & Casino will be coming to Downtown Las Vegas in December 2020. Circa Resort & Casino ” will mix the glamour of vintage Vegas with modern luxuries and cutting-edge technology, honoring the golden age of the city.” The resort and casino will feature 777 rooms–Las Vegas love the lucky number seven! We can’t wait to check out what will become the longest outdoor bar on Fremont Street Experience. Plus, construction has already started on the multi-tiered pool amphitheater, which promises to impress!

With the introduction of Circa Resort & Casino, Las Vegas will also celebrate the return of Vegas Vicki, the neon bride of Vegas Vic.

The Front Yard at Ellis Island Casino Hotel & Brewery

If you’re headed to Las Vegas right away, there’s no waiting to check out the Front Yard at Ellis Island Casino Hotel & Brewery. Locals have been waiting excitedly for this new spot to open. Trust us when we say it was worth the wait!

The Front Yard officially opened on December 6th, which gives us all of 2020 (and beyond) to enjoy. The two-story venue, brewery, restaurant, and bar are downright gorgeous. There’s an 18-foot big screen for sports lovers. Beer lovers will be eager to try the 18 taps on its main bar and 12 on its second story.

Ellis Island has called Las Vegas home since 1968, and Las Vegas locals have loved it since. They poured their very first glass of beer in 1998, and they quickly became Nevada’s favorite. Ellis Island received a “Best of Vegas” award from the Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2015 and 2016.

Ellis Island Casino & Brewery is closest to our Horseshoe/Paris Station, near the intersection of Flamingo & Koval.


Hard Rock Hotel & Casino becomes Virgin Hotel

The Hard Rock hotel and casino will close in February 2020 for four months while the property undergoes renovations. The property will become Virgin Hotels and welcome a new era of Las Vegas hospitality.

The hotel will feature 1504 well-appointed Chambers, Grand Chamber Suites, and Penthouse Suites; a 60,000 square foot, fully-renovated casino, multiple pools over five acres, world-class restaurants, lounges, and bars, including new nightlife venues and the brand’s flagship space, The Commons Club, as well as numerous meeting and convention spaces.


Virgin Hotel Las Vegas is estimated to open in the late fall of 2020. Sir Richard Branson says that “Las Vegas has always held a special place in my heart,” and we cannot wait to see what he has in store for us come 2020.

MSG Sphere

The MSG Sphere at The Venetian is poised to become of the most revolutionary new venues not just in Las Vegas, but in the world. The MSG Sphere at The Venetian will be located on Sands Avenue between Manhattan Street and Koval Lane. As the name suggests, it will feature an iconic spherical shape and become recognizable by all.

The sphere will have a height of more than 360 feet and a width of more than 500 feet, with a scalable capacity of more than 18,000 seats. MSG Sphere at The Venetian is being designed by Populous, one of the world’s most acclaimed design and architectural firms. Perhaps most impressive, the MSG Sphere will have the largest and highest resolution LED screen on Earth.

Technically, the MSG Sphere won’t open until 2021, but we were so excited about its arrival and couldn’t help but include it!

Resorts World Las Vegas

Resorts World is one of the most ambitious projects coming to the Strip. The new resort and casino will feature a 110,000-square-foot casino floor, 3,500 guest rooms, and a 5,000-capacity theater. And that’s just the beginning of what Resorts World will offer to Las Vegas visitors. There will also be a “75,000-square-foot nightlife and daylife concept; a 50-foot diameter video globe which will display over 6,000 square feet of captivating LED content”.

Now, Resorts World is not projected to open until Summer 2021, but we’re willing to be patient. In the meantime, we’ll be thinking about the 100,000-square-foot West Tower LED screen. It will become one of the largest LED screens in the entire world.

What’s New in 2020

There you have it, folks! We’re thrilled to welcome so many exciting and innovative things. We’d love to hear what you’re most excited about or if you’re planning your trip around a specific opening!