Las Vegas Has The Only MSG Sphere For Now: London Says No
The Las Vegas Sphere is the only one of its kind. And it will stay that way for a while.
You probably saw it highlighted, and showcased during the Las Vegas Grand Prix. It’s arguably now Las Vegas’ biggest attraction. It is quite a sight to see, and the plan was for another Sphere or two — maybe more — elsewhere.
Will London Be Home To Next MSG Sphere
At least for now, London is on hold. London’s Mayor Khan said “nope” to building a Sphere in London. His decision isn’t the final word though. The plan still needs to go to their Communities Secretary for a final decision. But as of now, it looks like a London Sphere is a no-go. According to The Guardian, London’s Mayor Khan said it would be “environmentally unsustainable given the amount of energy required to power its lighting rigs and would harm the setting of nearby listed buildings and conservation areas.”
The Sphere’s powers that be were disappointed. But they hope other cities are still looking forward to bringing the big ball technology to their hometown. For now, Las Vegas remains home to the only MSG Sphere, the Guardian further reported.
Las Vegas Remains Home To Only Sphere Technology
Sphere Executive Chairman and CEO, James Dolan, has made it clear that he still has plans for several Sphere venues throughout the world. And the Las Vegas structure is the standard for future Spheres.
Dolan told the Las Vegas Review Journal, “We’re actively pursuing other markets to build other Spheres and although I doubt we’ll ever be able to build one like Las Vegas again sometime.” Dolan says there are six different kinds of Spheres, and there’s even a 3,000 seater.
MSG opened Sphere in Las Vegas in September. The band U2 is holding a residency at the venue, and the adventure “Postcard From Earth“ also takes advantage of the amazing wraparound LED screen.
The MSG Sphere is quite a sight to see. But it looks like you will only be able to see it in Las Vegas for a while.