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We’ve covered the history  –> MGM Springfield – A Look Back to Start MGM SPRINGFIELD Week

We’ve covered what to expect this weekend –> Monday Link – Here’s what to expect at the MGM Springfield casino opening next week

We’ve covered Entertainment and venues –>MGM SPRINGFIELD – Entertainment, MassMutualCenter & Symphony Hall

And, we’ve covered the ways that MGM has kept the history and surroundings of Springfield, Massachusetts and New England in mind in their design –>MGM Springfield Kept Community History in Casino Consideration

Today, our final pre-coverage of the big opening concerns MEETING SPACE, TRANSPORTATION and FINAL OPENING DAY SUGGESTIONS


Remember it is limited to how much land it could take for this resort, so the amount of convention space is good, but does not compare to the CT casinos.  Still, it has approximately 34,000 square feet of dynamic and flexible space to cater to hosting a corporate meeting or an intimate social affair.  They have slyly choose names for the rooms from some of the company’s sister properties.  According to Robert Rizzuto from MASSLIVE.COM, “…to highlight the casino’s connection to other top destinations around the country, the event and meeting areas at the Springfield casino include: the 10,600-square-foot ARIA Ballroom; 5,600-square-foot Bellagio Ballroom; 1,000-square foot Borgata Meeting Room; and the 1,000-square-foot Beau Rivage Boardroom.”  The Terrace will overlook the Armory Square where the city’s iconic 19th century National Guard Armory is now part of the resort.  For large conventions, MGM Springfield still has the MassMutualCenter featuring 100,000 sq. ft. and capacity for 8,000.

The Loop

Courtesy MGM Springfield

What is it? MGM Springfield, as part of their city plan, proposed a bus line that would not only serve the resort, but help residents and tourists get around to other important Springfield spots, such as the Armory, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Springfield Museums and Union Station. For more on the LOOP, go to YouTube and check out this video.

The Loop, will debut on Aug. 24 as part of MGM’s opening day.


MGM Springfield reveals planned road closures, full traffic plan for grand opening on Aug. 24

3. Anything else to do besides gambling?

According to MGM Springfield, all activities such as Top Golf, the Movie Theater, the bowling ally etc., will be available .  Also dining options should be open as well.  And don’t forget another Springfield legend across from the casino entrance – Red Rose Pizza.

So, there is our week before the opening of the newest casino/resort in New England. One more day!  One more day!