The Cordish Companies affiliate Stadium Casino Westmoreland has broken ground on a new $150m Live! Casino project, a short time after holding a topping off ceremony at its $700m Philadelphia development.
Set to be a part of the 1.3-million-square-foot Westmoreland Mall development, located in Hempfield Township, approximately 30 miles from downtown Pittsburgh, a number of Corish executives were present along with regional business, community and tourism leaders, to begin construction on the 100,000-square-foot gaming, dining and entertainment destination.
Set to be included as part of the new Live! Casino establishment are 750 slots and approximately 30 live action table games, alongside a sportsbook and a number of restaurants and live entertainment venues.
The project is expected to generate $188m in annual economic impact, with an additional $148m from construction. This includes in the region of 960 direct and indirect construction jobs, plus around 500 permanent new jobs for local and regional residents.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to break ground on the newest Live! Casino project and expand this distinctive brand even further into Pennsylvania,” explained Jon Cordish, principal of the The Cordish Companies, which is also developing the Live! Casino and Hotel project in Philadelphia.
“We are a family-owned company that is deeply committed to treating our guests like family, so we’re going to ensure that everything our guests have come to love about Live! Casino, first-class service, friendly atmosphere and exciting environment, is reflected in this new, unique gaming, dining and entertainment destination in Westmoreland County.”
Furthermore, it was also revealed that sports restaurant, gaming venue and social lounge ‘Sports and Social Steel City,’ is to also feature as part of the new project.
The concept has been anchored around professional sports entertainment districts athroughout the country, including the Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park at Live! at the Battery, and at Texas Live! in the heart of the Arlington Entertainment District between the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Park, forthcoming Globe Life Field, and the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium.
“Our team is very excited to enter the Pittsburgh market to introduce the way we approach and create unique entertainment experiences for our guests,” stated Reed Cordish, principal of The Cordish Companies.
“We’re confident that Live! Casino, along with Sports and Social Steel City and other amenities, will be the perfect addition to the region. We’re very grateful to everyone in the community who is working with us to bring this project to life.”