MSG Sphere in Las Vegas: the largest spherical screen in the world. The Sphere at the Venetian Resort, previously referred to as MSG Sphere, is a spherical music and entertainment arena in Paradise, Nevada, United States, near the Las Vegas Strip and east of the Venetian resort.
Construction was underway in 2019, with the opening Initially scheduled for 2021. However, construction was suspended for several months in 2020, due to a disruption in the project's supply chain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Sphere opened on September 29, 2023, with U2 performing a 25-show residency called U2:UV Achtung Baby Live at Sphere.
MSG Sphere is a futuristic entertainment venue, and it already functions as a projection site for dynamic animated content on the exterior - the Exosphere, transforming the Las Vegas skyline. Interestingly, Exosphere will showcase a wide range of artistic and branded content that will be seen not only by Sphere guests and more than 40 million visitors to Las Vegas each year: photos of the projections are planned to be published on social networks around the world.
The Sphere was developed by the architecture studio Populous together with the immersive content studio Sphere Studio and SACO Technologies. Once completed, the MSG Sphere will be the largest spherical building in the world, able to accommodate up to 20,000 people. It will host concerts and other events, and a spherical LED screen with an area of 54,000 square meters. meters - also the largest in the world - is already used to display visual content: in honor of the celebration of US Independence Day, it was decorated with images of fireworks, the moon and planets. The pre-launch was MSG Sphere's first event before the official opening in September.
The Independence Day special began with a graphic greeting of Hello World. Then impressive images of the underwater world, colorful fireworks, stars and the surface of the Moon appeared on the screen. The sphere consists of approximately 1.2 million elements, each containing 48 LEDs capable of displaying 256 million colors. The Sphere Studios team was responsible for the development of the holiday show.