All Net Resort & Arena broke ground on the Vegas Strip nine years ago. Not much has happened on the vacant plot of land near Sahara Las Vegas since the project “started construction.”
It looks as though the dream for this $5 billion non-casino project backed by former NBA and UNLV basketball player Jackie Robinson is done.
Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, the Clark County Commission voted unanimously to deny All Net Resort & Arena’s request to extend its land use permit for the land on the north end of the Vegas Strip.
After years of waiting and broken promises to actually begin construction, the commissioners finally got tired of the constant delays.
Disappointed commissioners deny extension of land use permit
Last year the Clark County Commission gave the All Net team what it said would be one final extension of its land use permit. The additional time required for construction to start by Sept. 6.
Not surprisingly, work on All Net never started. All seven commissioners gave up all hope during its most recent meeting and denied Robinson’s team another extension.
As an article by KSNV noted, project supporter Clark County Commission Vice-Chairman Tick Segerblom finally gave up hope on the project. Segerblom said:
“Time and time again, we’ve asked, you know, just one more year, or two years. Let’s get this done. We’ll get it done. We’ve followed the money everywhere around the world. And truthfully, it just hasn’t happened. So, I’m just prepared to make a motion to deny it at this point. It breaks my heart to do it.”
Over the years, All Net backers rearranged piles of dirt on the land and even brought trucks to make it look as though something was finally happening. The project backers even put up a list of updates on the AllNetVegas website.
The team behind the project claims to have done economic impact and traffic surveys of the property. The website says it has FAA and crane approvals as well as land entitlements.
There’s more on the list but the lack of funding never allowed the project to get off the ground.
What could have been for the All Net Las Vegas project
All Net could have been a destination that combined the vision of The Park outside of T-Mobile Arena with The Linq promenade. The lofty plans for All Net included:
- One 500-room luxury hotel and spa
- A 63-story hotel with 2,000 hotel rooms
- Multi-purpose indoor arena with a retractable roof
- 300,000-square-foot convention center
- World-class restaurants
- 3,000 seat showroom
- Nightclubs including a 300-seat jazz club
- 12-screen luxury movie theater
- 24-lane bowling alley
- 4000,000-square-foot shopping promenade with exclusive retail shops
- Broadcast production studio
When the project was initially proposed there was a goal of luring an NBA team to Las Vegas to play in the 23,000-capacity arena. That dream appeared to be disappearing when Oak View Group (OVG) announced plans for a massive arena and entertainment district south of Mandalay Bay on Las Vegas Blvd. in 2022.
OVG reiterated its plans for the complex earlier this year.
There are no plans for what will happen to the land near the Sahara and the soon-to–finally-open Fontainebleau.