LAS VEGAS (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Boyd Gaming Corporation has entered into an agreement with AEG Live, whereby AEG will produce and present shows in the two major entertainment venues at Echelon Place, its next-generation resort development on the Las Vegas Strip. AEG Live will operate the 4,000-seat production theatre and 1,500-seat performance venue at Echelon.
"Entertainment has played an integral role in the upscaling and continued evolution of Las Vegas as a leading vacation and convention destination," said Bob Boughner, president of Boyd Gaming's Echelon Resorts. "AEG is widely recognized as an innovator and leader in location-based entertainment. Their addition to the project advances our strategy of aligning with the premier companies and brands in each element of the Echelon experience."
"Entertainment has always been a major part of the Las Vegas experience," said John Meglen, president and co-chief executive Officer of the Touring and Special Events division of AEG Live, "and given our success in this destination, we are thrilled about the prospect of extending our presence in the marketplace. Boyd Gaming is developing a unique and completely integrated resort experience at Echelon Place, which provides AEG with an opportunity to shape the next generation of Las Vegas entertainment." –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen