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Allegiant Stadium (a $1.9 billion project) has been recently completed just across the interstate from the south end of The Strip. Its future-oriented design and seating capacity of 60,000 brings tremendous potential for Las Vegas, and its location has brought challenges to resolve with regard to pedestrian and vehicular traffic around major events. Austin Sattler studies the characteristics of Las Vegas Boulevard that make it one of the most populous streets in the world and its multiple cross-streets that support a continuation of the tourist experience. After conducting additional case studies of popular promenades around the world and simulating various strategies in the Las Vegas context, this project shows how to efficiently and excitedly facilitate the safe movement of massive amounts of people through the arid urban landscape. Gaining insights from mentors from the Clark County Comprehensive Planning Department, Austin learned that the current plan for tourists wanting to cross the interstate on game day is a simple road closure for guests to walk across the four-lane bridge. The alternative design takes shading, seating, mobility impairments, and more into consideration. Further, the nearly half mile stretch is transformed with the kind of entertainment often found while tailgating at other events usually surrounded by hundreds of acres of parking. With the desire to density the neighborhood and instill sustainable design strategies, this project demonstrates what is possible when planning, parks and recreation, and private industry work together to deliver fun and functional infrastructure.
Las Vegas (Nev.)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Pedestrian Promenade; Integrated Resort; Bridge; Outdoor Programming; Allegiant Stadium
Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Sattler, Austin, "Connecting Allegiant Stadium With The Strip: Flipping Las Vegas Resorts Programming Inside-Out" (2021). Hospitality Design Graduate Capstones. 27.
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