Like many Las Vegas observers, we’d pretty much written off All Net Resort and Arena as yet another whimsical project with no actual financing behind it.
In March 2017, All Net Arena generated some buzz with news it would begin work installing utilities and building underground parking on the site situated between SLS Las Vegas and the abandoned Fontainebleau.
We figured a few trucks would show up, push some dirt around, and the project would again fade away.
But that didn’t stop us from taking another look, and what we saw was a genuine surprise.
It seems not only have the trucks not gone away, they’ve multiplied, dramatically.
A veritable fleet of dirt-hauling trucks (23 rigs, to be exact) are now on display on the 27-acre site, along with other earth-moving equipment.
What does it all mean? Who knows? But it certainly is impressive.
Ultimately, we suspect there’s a bit of resort development theater going on at the All Net Resort and Arena site.
It’s likely All Net Arena’s developers are putting on a show to impress upon potential investors how viable the “full steam ahead” project is.
Here’s a closer look at all the hardware currently adorning the the All Net Arena site.
If, by some miracle, the project gets financing, it will have a 44-floor hotel, 20,000-seat arena and a shopping and dining district.
While skepticism is warranted with All Net Resort and Arena, it’s important to remember longshots hit in Las Vegas all the time, and we absolutely love shiny new things.