MGM Springfield continues construction

The casino is set to open during the third quarter of 2018.

US.- Michael Mathis, President of MGM Springfield, announced that the construction phase of the project is still on track for its opening in September 2018. According to the representative, the construction phase has gone through favorable weather conditions so far.

The US$950 million facility will be located in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts, and is the product of a resolution made by the state Gaming Commission, who said that they would allow three casinos in the state. One of the licenses was granted to Wynn Boston Harbor, whilst the third one is still in suspense. There has been demolition and other site work in recent months within the 14.5 acre casino footprint between State Street and Union Street. These works included the relocation of the First Spiritualist Church and the demolition of the former YWCA building whilst saving some of its exterior features.

The construction phase granted more than 2000 employment positions, and it is expected that once the casino is open, more than 3000 people will be employed, 2000 of them being full-time.