Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | 4:57 p.m.
Except for potential parking problems, it should be a smooth zoning-approval process now that MGM Resorts International has set out its plans for the 40-acre outdoor recreation park between Circus Circus and Sahara Avenue.
That’s the site for the MGM-, Cirque du Soleil- and Yucaipa-sponsored Rock in Rio music festival scheduled for next May. MGM’s application covers additional concerts, sporting events (soccer and boxing) and food festivals for the year-round, open-air venue.
MGM’s application indicates that it will have upward of 10,000 people working at the venue handling as many as 85,000 spectators. There are no hotel rooms in the plan, but seating and stages are set up and taken down after each event.
Nearly 8 acres are set aside for taxis, limousines and shuttle buses to a parking lot at the festival grounds opposite the Luxor. Parking space and traffic tie-ups could be the only hiccup.
MGM would like a waiver to avoid using part of the land for 4,000 parking spaces designated for the acreage.
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One of the most iconic resorts on The Strip, the Luxor pyramid invites curiosity while the resort’s interior rewards visitors with equal parts excitement, mystery and intrigue.
This 4,405-room resort features a wide variety of entertainment including world-famous dance crew Jabbawockeez (spring 2013), the Cirque du Soleil production CRISS ANGEL Believe, the provocative adult revue, FANTASY, the hilarious comedy of Carrot Top, Menopause The Musical and the exclusive LAX Nightclub.
The property also offers a spa and salon, wedding chapel and inviting pool complex and is connected to Mandalay Bay through The Shoppes at Mandalay Place — a collection of unique boutiques and restaurants.
With a 120,000-square-foot gaming area, delectable restaurants and top-notch nightlife and entertainment, Luxor provides an unparalleled travel destination.
The hallmark of the 3,767-room Circus Circus Hotel, Casino and Theme Park in Las Vegas lies under the Big Top, where circus acts perform on the Midway Stage as part of the world's largest permanent circus.
The Adventuredome, America’s largest indoor theme park, offers five acres of climate-controlled fun for all ages.
Guests of Circus Circus may dine in a variety of restaurants including THE Steak House, rated the best steakhouse by Zagat and recognized a record 20 times in Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards, and Rock & Rita’s, where flair bartenders and live music enliven the scene.
Circus Circus also offers a casino, wedding chapel, meeting and convention space and a 30-acre RV park.