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Another big arena confirmed for Las Vegas

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Artist rendering of the MSG Sphere Arena coming to Las Vegas in 2020.

Add one more project to the growing list of major arenas and stadiums in Las Vegas. A joint venture between Sands Corp. and Madison Square Garden will create the MSG Sphere Las Vegas, a 400,000-square-foot, 18,000-seat arena that will be built behind the Venetian.

The 360-foot-tall globe-shaped venue will be outfitted with state-of-the-art sound and staging technology and differ from the recently opened T-Mobile Arena and planned Raiders Stadium in that it’s geared more toward concerts than sporting events. Construction is slated to start this year and be completed in 2020.

VR Coaster

The Big Apple roller coaster at New York-New York now offers a virtual-reality experience. Riders are given headsets that provide a VR feed simulating an alien pursuit synced to the coaster’s movements. Tickets for the ride are $15, or $20 with the VR add-on. Must be 13 years old and at least 54 inches tall to ride.

Big Mess

Big eaters can try a new food challenge at Sam’s Town’s Big Mess BAR-BQ. The “Big Mess Challenge” is a giant barbecue meal that’s free if you can finish it in 30 minutes. You’ll also get a swag bag and your photo on the wall. But if you fail, it’ll cost you $39.99.

Downtown Twofer

On Tuesdays, Hennessey’s Bar, located at the east end of the Fremont Street Experience canopy, has 2-for-1 breakfasts till noon, then twofer burgers for the rest of the day. You’re looking at about $6 per person with either twofer. Get one of Hennessey’s great Bloody Marys ($7.75) and make it brunch.

Question: Is there a Zappos Theater in Las Vegas?

Answer: There is now. The former Axis at Planet Hollywood has changed its name to Zappos. The move is part of a bigger partnership formed between Zappos and Caesars Entertainment, which will reportedly include lots of cross promotion. The Zappos Theater began decades ago as the Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts.

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