Ground broken on Hard Rock’s $400m entertainment complex in Indiana, US

WCN Editorial Team 14 Jan 2020 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

Hard Rock International and Spectacle Entertainment have broken ground on a $400m entertainment complex, named Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana, in Gary, Indiana of the US.

Located at 5400 West 29th Ave. in Gary, the premier Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana complex is being developed in phases. It is the Hard Rock’s first property in Indiana.

A joint venture between Hard Rock Casino and Spectacle Entertainment, the 200,000ft² entertainment complex will comprise six food venues, a sportsbook, a retail shop, a 2,000-seat showroom and more than 2,130 gaming positions.

The second phase of the project involves the construction of additional 200-plus-room hotel and a multi-level parking garage.

Hard Rock Internationalchief operating officerJon Lucas said: "It's an honor to partner with Spectacle Entertainment on this project, bringing the Hard Rock brand of world-class entertainment to Northern Indiana.

"This property will be the premier casino destination in the region."

The Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana is estimated to generate more than $20m in tax revenue annually and payments to the City of Gary and the communities.

The project is expected to create approximately 1,000 jobs during the construction phase. It is expected to become the leading entertainment destination for the entire Northern Indiana region as it is located adjacent to the 80/94 Burr Street interchange, Hard Rock Casino said.

Spectacle Entertainment chairman and chief executive officer Rod Ratcliff said: “Breaking ground for Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana is the start of an incredible partnership between Spectacle Entertainment, Hard Rock International and the City of Gary, Indiana.

“It is an honor to be here today and to see this dream become a reality. A lot of work has gone into this project, a lot of planning. I'm grateful to all those who played a part in it. There is no doubt this is a game changer for Gary, Indiana and the entire Northern Indiana region."  

Officials from Hard Rock International among others during the groundbreaking ceremony of new enterntainmnet complex in US. (Credit: Hard Rock International.)

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