LAS VEGAS (CelebrityAccess) – Madison Square Garden Co. has revealed a first glimpse of progress on the under-construction MSG Sphere — a first-of-its-kind performance venue with high-tech audio and visual capabilities.
Set to open its doors in 2021, the 17,500-seat spherical performance venue is being built on 18 acres off Sands Avenue between Manhattan Street and Koval Lane. MSG is designing and building the venue and Sands is providing the land.
Inside the venue, which is expected to be 366 feet tall and 516 feet wide at its broadest point, guests will be surrounded by the largest and highest-resolution LED screen on Earth. More than 160,000 square feet of display surface — equal to three football fields — will wrap up, over and behind the stage and audience at a resolution 100 times better than today’s high-definition televisions.
MSG says the venue will introduce a new architecture for connectivity that will deliver 25 megabits per second for every guest, enabling a broader range of content and greater interaction. Every guest will also hear crystal-clear audio with an advanced acoustics system that features beamforming technology, enabling audio to be directed to specific locations in the bowl at a volume that remains constant, from point of origin to destination. MSG says the beamforming technology also enables multiple forms of content to be delivered simultaneously, which means two people sitting 5 feet apart could hear completely different sounds, adding to the possibility for a customized experience. Additionally, an infrasound haptic system will use deep vibrations so that guests can “feel” the experience.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal has put together a video showing the progress being made on the under-construction MSG Sphere. You can check that out below.