MGM has announced plans for the site of the Las Vegas shooting October 1, 2017. The property which is owned by MGM has remained empty since the shooting.
The Las Vegas Village and Route 91 Harvest music festival site will be converted into parking lot for Las Vegas Raiders and UNLV Rebel football games as well as other events at Allegiant Stadium. There will also be a community and athletic center.
The 15-acre parcel will be divided evenly for parking on the south end and the athletic center and community gathering on the North end. MGM Resorts issued a statement Tuesday afternoon revealing these plans. Additionally, there are plans for an area to remember the victims of October 1, 2017 shooting.
MGM released the following statement today,September 3, 2019.
“We know that for many, the Village property will forever be linked to the tragic loss of life that took place there on October 1st. We will never forget the victims, and all of those impacted by that evening. As the second anniversary nears, we remain committed to being part of the community effort to continue healing and moving forward.
“In this spirit, MGM Resorts plans to build a community and athletic center on the north end of the property, which will be home to sporting events and community gatherings. We hope one day it will host high school basketball tournaments, indoor soccer for kids and provide a place for the Aces to practice and engage with the community to inspire the next generation of female athletes.
“It was important to us that the long-term use of the property include the community in some way. We also plan to create a space on the property to remember the victims of the tragedy.
“In the near term, while these plans are underway, the property will revert back from festival grounds to a parking area and will serve as parking during games and concerts taking place at Allegiant Stadium. Over the coming weeks and months, there will be construction activity near the property to ensure the safety of pedestrians crossing the street toward the stadium.
“We will share plans for the community and athletic center as they advance. We will also support the future community effort around a permanent, public memorial when that process begins.”
Route 91 officials have said they have plans to return to the Las Vegas Festival. The likely venue will be at the festival lot on Sahara and the Strip.