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Countdown Initiated: MGM Springfield Dots the I’s and Crosses the T’s ahead of Launch

With only two days left until the anticipated official opening of the brand new casino resort MGM Springfield, more and more action is taking place on site, aiming to completely transform South End area. In the days leading up to the launch of the resort more and more details are being revealed for the project and what it has on offer for its customers coming from all four corners of the world.

This Tuesday brought more attention to the area with the help of the specifically organized gathering of MGM Resorts employees making known that the anticipated day is rapidly approaching. During the pep rally they were chanting “MGM” for everyone to hear and they were joined by the cheerleading team of the New England Patriots American football team. In addition to them, support towards the really demonstrated the Jabbawockeez, which is the well-known hip-hop dance crew regularly raising the roof at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

As many as 3,000 workers already hired at the future casino resort were present at the organized rally raising the awareness at the MassMutual Center and then along the march down Main and State streets. This rally resembled the one scheduled to take place at the official launch celebration this Friday. At exactly 10:30 the parade would commence its progress towards the venue’s entrance. Locals and guests would have the chance to make their way in the parade and enjoy the company of thousands of employees set to oversee resort operation in the upcoming months, construction workers responsible for plans coming to fruition, as well as local officials and well-known names.

There would be a wide range food of food trucks, music, various games available for the entertainment of everyone present which would be in progress for the rest of the day. Following the filled with excitement Friday, Saturday is set to bring even more riveting emotions with the help of Dropkick Murphys’ concert which sold out in a matter of days after its announcement. The $960-million project is expected to turn up the heat in the area and police officers are already preparing for the increased interest and tourists flow towards the region of the resort.

Springfield Prepares for the Plaza’s Ceelbrations

In addition to that, Hartford Line is preparing to accommodate a surging interest over the opening weekend and a close eye would be kept on the number of people willing to travel to Springfield by train. One of the approaches would be for CTrail to double up car trains if the need arises and travelers surge calls for it, which would alleviate the situation.

The location is more and more often referred to The Plaza these days, as it would have on offer a wide range of both gaming and non-gaming offerings up for grabs. A total of 14 acres are already occupied by the extensive venues provided by MGM Resorts and partnering companies. An impressive cinema would be available on site, as well as a Topgolf course for those interested in working on their skills. Dining experience would be further boosted by Chef Michael Mina’s Cal Mare, boasting Italian cuisine, whereas Chandler Steakhouse overseen by Chef Meghan Gill would aim to elevate the experience for all meat lovers.

Being a pet-friendly location was among the selling points of the new resort which is a notion further proved by Paw Street Barkery renown for its dog treats. All dogs visiting the hotel venue with their owners would be welcomed in site with the special Doggy Donuts beloved by hundreds of pets nationwide. In addition to this delightful news, it has been confirmed that one of the first major events hosted by MGM Springfield at the MassMutual Center would be a Steve Wonder concert. On 1st September fans from near and far are going to have the chance to see him perform live as he has been invited by the major casino developer.

This Tuesday saw the official start of the casino dealer classes organized by MGM Resorts willing to provide its employees with the ultimate level of education. When it comes to gaming offerings, this would provide them with the chance to apply the skill acquired in real-life conditions. According to MGM Resorts, those of them who obtain the minimum amount of two table game licenses would have the right to apply for a job at MGM Springfield’s casino venue.

 Author: Harrison Young

Harrison Young is an experienced writer, who started his career almost 8 years ago. Prior to joining our team at CasinoGamesPro, he worked as an editor for a small magazine.