Construction Cost: $68M Size: 240,000sf Completed: Phased
Casino Del Sol is a new, highly themed, 240,000 square foot Class III gaming facility for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe in Tucson, Arizona. This was a fast-track project where Chavez-Grieves Consulting Engineers, Inc. provided structural design and engineering services. This project will be completed in two phases. Phase I includes a 70,000 square foot facility to temporarily operate up to 500 slot machines, as well as a 4,200 seat amphitheater. The main core of the Phase I building will be renovated after Phase II opens to house a 36-lane bowling center. Phase II will complete the build-out of the casino and entertainment facility, estimated at 240,000 square feet. Included in Phase II was a 15-table poker room, a 1,000-seat bingo hall, an off-track betting counter, 9,000 square feet of expansion space and multiple-themed dining venues.
The Casino Del Sol Amphitheater is set against the backdrop of Black Mountain in Tucson and is designed to seat 4,400 guests. The amphitheater is designed to house a variety of social and cultural events with a strong emphasis on a summer concert series for the Tucson regional area. The concept of the design is to link the amphitheater to the hotel and casino through a series of plazas and pathway providing the guest with a full range of entertainment activities. The state-of-the-art ticketing gate is anchored by a tower element, which provides the architectural and visual connection to all of the developments venues.