Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort is planning something special for the grand opening of its brand-new CA$130-million entertainment centre. The gaming property has recently shared some of its plans for the long-awaited opening of its new 5,000-seat concert hall and the first show at the venue will be coming in April 2022.
The casino’s new entertainment facility has been awaiting its debut for quite some time as after its completion the casino was shut down with the unprecedented situation 2020. Despite, the reopening of the property, live shows did not return until this month. Meanwhile, the casino has restarted its 1,500-seat Avalon Theatre for the annual Christmas show.
Coming This April
In an interview on Tuesday, President of Niagara Casinos Richard Taylor shared that the company is working on the new centre’s grand opening. He explained that the casino is planning a splashier opening event to kick off operations at the facility. However, he refused to provide concrete dates or names as everything is currently dependable on the unprecedented situation.
According to the schedule, the first show at the venue is a show from singer Joey Yung, and the Cantopop star is scheduled to perform on April 24, 2021. Then on May 5, the facility is set to welcome comic Larry the Cable Guy on state, closely followed by classic rock stars ZZ Top and Cheap Trick. Paul Anka, comedian Iliza Shlesinger, REO Speedwagon, and Zuhcchero are also scheduled to perform this year.
The President believes that the ground opening will not be before Joey Yung’s concert, but he says that the company will most probably host some smaller types of shows. He says that after staff and equipment are tested out on softer shows, then the casino is going to have a big opening ceremony, that the whole community can get behind and enjoy together.
Recently, the company which is the owner of both Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara and Resort, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment announced its Q4 results for fiscal 2021. For the said quarter, the company managed to record US$391.2 million in net revenue, which is a 33.1% increase over last year’s same quarter with US$294 million.
Carol Anderson, Chief Financial Officer of the company commented that the financial results continue to demonstrate the company’s recovery from the closure of casinos in March 2020 due to the lockdown restrictions across the continent. According to him, the reopening of the company’s Niagara Falls properties in Ontario on July 23rd, 2021, has had a positive impact on its fiscal performance.
This week is one of tremendous importance for Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, as its Casino Niagara and Resort celebrated its 25th anniversary of premium operations. During its quarter-century existence, the property has welcomed over 100 million patrons every year. And for the occasion, the company launched a special menu at LEV2L. The offering started on December 8, 2021, and will be available through December 11, 2021.
Source: Howard, Gord “Casinos planning splashy opening for new concert centre”, Niagara Falls Review, December 9, 2021