After three years and $300 million, the entire
MotorCity Casino Hotel
renovation and expansion is complete. Most recently, several dining and drinking venues have opened, including the smoke-free Overdrive Bar and Spectators, a sports bar that features Michigan microbrews.
The 1,886 Sound Board Theater is also now open. It will be used for national music talent, boxing matches and corporate events. "It's a road-house theater environment -- like a House of Blues or Hard Rock Cafe," says Bill Borenstein, MCCH's vice president of entertainment and theater operations.
Sound Board features a state-of-the art sound, lighting and video package. "From an entertainment point of view, this is one of the most technically state- of-the-art-driven theaters in the country right now," says Borenstein. "It's definitely an artist's house."
There are two skyboxes that can be rented out for shows; one is behind the stage, which gives "a really interesting feel and look" to the performance, Borenstein says.
With all its build-out complete, MotorCity Casino Hotel has 67,000 square feet of event and banquet space.
Source: Jacci Woods and Bill Borenstein, MotorCity
Writer: Kelli B. Kavanaugh