SOUTH POINT HOTEL AND CASINO COMPLETES $30 MILLION EXPANSION PROJECT
The South Point Hotel and Casino has completed a $30 million expansion project. The Priefert Pavilion encompasses two new arenas and is a big investment for a property that’s banking on the growing popularity of cowboy culture.
The Pavillion broke ground last spring and houses two arenas that cover some 100,000 square feet on the south side of the South Point.
South Point General manager Ryan Growney is proud to show off the latest addition to his property, saying as more cowboys and cowgirls come to the valley, the Pavilion will mean big business for the Hotel. The Priefert Pavilion is already hosting events.
“When you are coming here to compete, you are coming here to work, you are coming here to show, but you are coming here to play as well,” Growney said.
“This could mean big money for South Point and rest of the valley. The two arenas are expected to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors. Already, nine new events have been held in the arena, including the popular World Series of Team Roping, which coincides with the National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas and Mack Center.
“When you talk about two of the top five richest equestrian events in the world happening in our city, at the same time, if you have a cowboy or cowgirl in you at all, this is the only place to be in December,” Growney said.
Cutting horse competitor and the current NCHA World Champion Non-Pro Constance Jaeggi, who is from Texas, says, “It’s really great to be all indoors now and have air conditioning. Cutting in Las Vegas means more friends and family often come along for the ride. I have a friend who’s visits us from Switzerland and she heard Vegas and said, ‘I’m in.’ ’’
The city breathes and lives on tourism. What this is gives this town is a different niche,” Growney said.
The Pavilion is two stories, with the second floor housing a new bowling tournament facility that will bring in competitors from around the world.
Article reprinted from 8 News NOW
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