City officials said that the facility could open its doors earlier than scheduled.
US.- MGM Springfield announced earlier this month that the construction phase of the project was still on track for its opening in September 2018, but during a press conference on Thursday, city officials confirmed that the venue could be ready earlier than expected.
Although MGM Springfield representatives weren’t present at the press conference, a spokesperson for the company said that the casino is progressing greatly and whilst earlier this month they estimated that the casino could open its doors on September, they now said that they’re comfortable with that opening date. 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.
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.