HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) — The City of Henderson has released the results from a recent economic impact study regarding the proposed Henderson Event Center. The event center would replace the Henderson Pavilion with a new 6,000-seat enclosed venue.
The Henderson Event Center would serve as the home for the Vegas Golden Knights’ AHL affiliate, and would also host events of all different kinds.
The City of Henderson hosted a virtual town hall meeting on the proposed Henderson Event Center today, May 6 at 4 p.m. Watch the full video below:
Results from the study showed construction of the Henderson Event Center would:
- Generate a one-time economic output of $142.1 million
- Generate the equivalent of 1,017 full-time jobs during construction
- Support wages and salaries of approximately $38.2 million
The economic impact study also showed ongoing operations of the Henderson Event Center, including AHL games and other events would:
- Generate annual economic impact between $17.2 and $26 million
- Generate annual wages and salaries of venue personnel between $6.3 and $9.4 million
- Generate between 159 and 234 jobs annually
The study also surveyed Henderson residents, and found that:
- 71% of Henderson residents believe the project, as proposed, would be good for Henderson
- 71% thought a minor league hockey team would be good for the City
- 69% of respondents either “strongly support” or “somewhat support” the redevelopment of the Henderson Pavilion into an enclosed, 6,000-seat entertainment venue
Officials say the proposed Henderson Event Center would be about the same size at the Henderson Pavilion.