Jackie Robinson is aiming to be the first Black developer on the Las Vegas Strip when the All Net Resort and Arena opens in 2025. Frank Holland talks to Robinson about the project and what it could mean for Black entrepreneurs and visitors to Las Vegas.
A multibillion-dollar funding package was unveiled this week for former NBA player Jackie Robinson’s arena and hotel project, a long-sought venture on the north Strip that has seen other financing plans come and go.
Active Capital Holdings executive trustee Arthur “AJ” Lewis told a gathering Tuesday night at Las Vegas’ upscale Stirling Club that he was there “to support the event, to support the project and to formally let Jackie know that we are going to finance the project,” an announcement that drew cheers and applause.
All Net Resort and Arena are set to break ground in Las Vegas this October.
It comes as no surprise that the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas is vying for a chance to expand its offering. Just last month, the NBA was considering on expanding its league to include other cities, with Seattle and Las Vegas at the forefront of being considered as the next NBA cities.
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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — First, Resorts World. Now, what’s next for the north end of the Las Vegas Strip?
For years, the “All Net” project has promised a new hotel and arena development, only to fall short. After several false starts, developers now say they are ready to get to work on a $3 billion resort.
8 News Now spoke with the man behind the project — former UNLV basketball star Jackie Robinson.