AEG Live Comes Aboard $500M Horseshoe Casino Expansion Project

Horseshoe Casino Hammond, located just outside of Chicago in Hammond, Ind., has joined forces with AEG Live as it moves toward the conclusion of its $500 million expansion.AEG Live will take on responsibility for The Venue at Horseshoe Casino, a 3,200-capacity entertainment center that will become a centerpiece of the gaming property. AEG Live will spearhead programming for The Venue, which was conceived to draw in leading performers, full-scale shows and concerts to Horseshoe. At maximum capacity, the facility can accommodate 3,200 guests with seating for 2,300, including 200 seats in a designated suite section. Designed by Sceno Plus–which was also behind the Bellagio Theater, the Coliseum at Caesars Palace and the Wynn Casino Theater in Las Vegas–The Venue will be able to play host to events ranging from corporate meetings to sporting events. “What Horseshoe is trying to do is take the property to the next level and give a Vegas-type experience in the area,” a Horseshoe spokesperson told CPN today. ” In addition to the new entertainment center, the 350,000-square-foot expansion project will add even more options to the property, which sits just 20 minutes from Downtown Chicago. The existing 46,000 square feet of gaming space will be augmented by a 108,000-square-foot casino, as well as new retail and dining options. Horseshoe’s expansion project is on target to reach completion during the third quarter of this year.