MSG Sphere at the Venetian

MSG Sphere at the Venetian

Las Vegas
United States

CAST CONNEX was engaged by W&W|AFCO Steel to engineer and supply cast steel nodes for use in the construction of the MSG Sphere at the Venetian in Las Vegas.

We provided a variety of cast steel nodes and connectors for use in the construction of the Sphere. The venue's exosphere, the world's largest spherical structure rising 366-feet from its base and measuring approximately 520-feet at its equator, incorporated 368 nodes ranging in weight from 1.6 to 7.2-tons each. 

Over 9,000 standardized Diablo Bolted Splice connections support bolted field splicing of the tubular steel backup structure to the world's largest and most high-definition exterior LED screen. With 580,000 sq. ft. of fully programmable LED exterior, it's primed to be the next iconic landmark in the Las Vegas skyline. 

Owner: Madison Square Garden

Architect: Populous

Structural Engineer: Severud Associates

Steel Fabricator: W&W|AFCO Steel

MSG Sphere at the Venetian

The Sphere emerges as a trailblazing music and entertainment arena, gracing the landscape of Paradise, Nevada, just east of the iconic Las Vegas Strip, designed by the acclaimed team at Populous.

This remarkable venue, boasting a seating capacity of 18,600, distinguishes itself with its ability to envelop audiences in a sensory realm of unprecedented dimensions. Notable features include a breathtaking 16K resolution wraparound interior LED screen, cutting-edge speakers employing beamforming and wave field synthesis technologies, and a repertoire of 4D physical effects. Collectively, these elements converge to deliver an unparalleled auditory and visual immersion.

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Design-Built Structural Solution

CAST CONNEX offers design-build services for custom-cast steel nodes and components. We leverage steel casting manufacturing to offer our clients unparalleled opportunities for optimization and beauty in structural form.

Elevated design for projects of any budget

CAST CONNEX standardized connectors are available in a range of sizes to fit standard member profiles. These pre-engineered products are affordable enough to be used repetitively or as a one-off. Each connector is designed to simplify fabrication labor, especially in architecturally exposed applications.