Madison Square Garden Entertainment recently announced that former Allegiant Stadium executive Raul Gutierrez will take over as general manager of its $1.9 billion MSG Sphere venue in Las Vegas, currently slated to open by the end of next year.
Gutierrez has held numerous executive-level positions at stadiums across the country, most recently as Allegiant’s vice president of operations. He also spent time at T-Mobile Arena, also in Las Vegas, as well as Houston’s BBVA Compass Stadium and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Currently under construction, the MSG Sphere venue is expected to feature 17,500 seats, as well as massive indoor and outdoor LED screens spanning 160,000 and 580,000 square feet, respectively. The venue will be multi-purpose, and is expected to host concerts, performances and select sporting events.
In a statement, Gutierrez said, “Throughout my career, I have focused on delivering exceptional experiences for guests, but the opportunity to be part of redefining the venue experience with MSG Sphere is truly thrilling.”
The venue is located on the Strip across from the Venetian, and the two will eventually be connected by a covered overpass.