Sphere Breaks Records in Vegas

Stuart Elby

OPN spoke with Stuart Elby, a senior vice president of MSG Ventures, about the technology and development of the new entertainment venue.

SphereOn 4 July 2023, Sphere displayed “hello world” as its exterior lit up. [Sphere Entertainment]

The Sphere entertainment venue—a giant orb about 366 feet tall—held the grand opening of its indoor theater on 29 September, with the rock band U2 beginning a 25-show residency. Reportedly the biggest spherical structure in the world, Sphere also displays animations on its 580,000 square foot exterior, which is covered by 1.2 million LED pucks.

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