The first Site Permit for the new Nugget outdoor events center at Victorian Square was submitted today, and WOW!  8958 seats, similar to the Laughlin Event Center (pictured).  Brings back great memories of concerts at the old MGM Grand / GSR.

For reference, Greater Nevada Field has about 6500 fixed seats and a 9100 total occupancy maximum. I’m sure if we ask nicely, they will add a fountain or two to their plans!

Does an urban outdoor venue of this magnitude become a dead zone on off nights?  I worry about that a lot based on the Aces failure to make the Freight House District something that works 365.

Kudos to Marnell Gaming and the City of Sparks for actually DOING something. Meanwhile back in Reno, the City Council will be hearing appeals about tree removals and a proposal to allow homeless services deeper into the community this week.

Serious question here.  Can can anyone explain to me why Reno is so constantly off-message and Sparks gets things done?