If Bristol Casino – Future Home of Hard Rock is an ante, the all-in bet begins Wednesday as Hard Rock dignitaries in Bristol break ground on its full Virginia casino.
Remarks and the use of golden shovels with get the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol project started at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7. Local business and city leaders will join Hard Rock executives at the ceremony.
Since the permanent casino is an active construction site, Hard Rock said it will break ground in front of invited guests and media only. The list includes Bristol Mayor Anthony Farnum and Hard Rock International COO Jon Lucas. They plan to answer questions at the conclusion of the event.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol is located at 500 Gate City Hwy. in Bristol.
After they break ground, look for a $500 million project in Bristol
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol is going up at a cost of $500 million. President Allie Evangelista recently told PlayVirginia the amount could be a starting point. More features could be added. In the meantime, for the permanent site include 700 hotel rooms, making it a future destination resort:
- 100,000+ sq. ft.-casino
- Almost 30,000 slots
- 100 table games
- 20,000-seat, outdoor live-music venue
- 3,200-seat amphitheater
- retail shops