Kicking off the festivities at 10:30 a.m. at the corner of State and Main Streets, Downtown Springfield will be treated to a lively procession featuring the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales and other surprise entertainment alongside hundreds of the resort’s employees, construction workers and local dignitaries. Guests are invited to view the procession as it heads down Main Street and ends at the entrance to the property.
Once the procession has arrived at MGM Springfield at approximately 11 a.m., doors will officially open, welcoming guests in to experience the energy and excitement of New England’s first integrated luxury resort and entertainment destination.
“We are counting down the days and hours until we open our doors on August 24 to invite in the Springfield community and visitors from around the world,” said Michael Mathis, president of MGM Springfield. “The anticipation from everyone involved in this resort is at a fever pitch and we are more excited now than ever to see this all become a reality.”
Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said, “This is a day many of us have worked toward and have long looked forward to celebrating. I am excited to play a role in the opening day of MGM Springfield, opening the door to a new resort, as well as a new era for Springfield and its citizens. I appreciate MGM’s continued belief and tremendous investment in our city.”
MGM Springfield is working with the Springfield Police Department, Massachusetts State Police and other state and local agencies to effectively manage expected high-volume traffic, parking and transportation on opening day. Details will be released in the coming weeks, along with travel suggestions for those planning to visit Downtown Springfield to share in this historic day.
MGM Springfield also will host several private invitation-only events in the week leading up to the August 24 public opening.
For additional information about MGM Springfield, please visit the MGM Springfield Newsroom.