Giant orb planned for Las Vegas and London’s Olympic Park

American sports and entertainment firm, the Madison Square Garden Company, has revealed plans to install an "events globe" in Las Vegas and London’s 2012 Olympic Park.

The "MSG Sphere", designed by architect Populous, will have a bowl-shaped interior and will be "equipped with game-changing technologies that push the limits of connectivity, acoustics, video and content distribution".

The company is planning another for Las Vegas that will have a 23,000-person capacity: 18,000 seats and room for 5,000 fans standing.

The size of the London venue, close to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the Westfield Stratford Shopping Centre, has not yet been confirmed.

The Madison Square Garden Company predicts that the venue will bring 3,200 jobs and $7.74bn to London in its first 20 years.

James Dolan, Madison Square Garden Company’s chief executive, said: "We believe that a large-scale, next-generation venue will not only become a premier destination, but also drive growth in London’s overall music and entertainment market – benefiting artists and fans, and serving as a long-term investment in the future of this incredible city."

Read a study on the London venue here.

Construction of the Las Vegas Sphere is due to begin this year and be complete by 2020.

Images courtesy of the Madison Square Garden Company/Populous

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