The Osage Nation has completed construction of the Skyline Event Center at its Tulsa, Oklahoma casino. The 45,000 sq ft facility was the last phase of a four-phase $160 million expansion that began on November 17, 2016, when the tribe broke ground at its own flagship Osage Casino which opened in 2005.
“There’s been a good deal of enthusiasm for our event centre, and we’ve ever been moving full-steam ahead. This addition gives us the opportunity to bring in certain phenomenal actions, and we’re ecstatic to make these headliners for our very first entertainers.
Initial public series sold out:
The newly-constructed facility hosted a VIP event on Thursday, February 7, although the very first public concert will be held on February 16, when Better than Ezra will open to the Goo Goo Dolls.
Venue comforts :
The place has a total of 2,000 seats, with 1,700 seats in the lower degree and approximately 300 seats on the mezzanine level, which includes a handful of personal suites. Also featured at the Skyline is a premier audio system, two big screens, a bar and a concessions stand. A versatile area, the event centre can accommodate concerts and other occasions.
General manager of Osage Casino Hotel Tulsa, Matthew Shunkamolah, stated, &ldquoWe wanted to supply a much better version of the older event center so we have the latest and greatest.
Major renovation and growth :
The major expansion project at the today 247,000 square feet complicated additional a 141-room resort, including six suites and four hospitality suites, four dining choices such as a sports bar and a 4,000 sq feet full at-home brewery, lounge, fitness center, a brand new parking garage and a 6,000 sq ft outdoor entertainment area with a 120,000-gallon resort-style pool which can accommodate as many as 240 people. The outdoor space/pool area also includes a chaise lounge tanning ledge, a 15-person hot tub, adjacent fire pit along with poolside bar.
Gaming choices :
The venue’s 66,000 square feet of gambling space features over 1,600 slots, 16 table games and a high limit area.
Eye on prospective growth :
Shunkamolah reportedly stated that they’re “always looking for new ideas,” and are eyeing future expansion, to possibly include a resort wing and an entertainment centre, shopping centre, cinema and a golf program.
“The sky is your limit,” Shunkamolah said.
The Osage Nation’s business entity Called Osage Casino uses earnings from its casinos to:
- Fund tribal authorities and applications
- Supply for the overall welfare of the tribe and its associates
- Boost tribal economic development
- Support charitable organizations
- Help fund operations of local government bureaus of the Osage Nation
It is expected that the Osage Casino Hotel Tulsa will have an economic effect of approximately $32 million annually in wages and salaries.
Along with the flagship casino in Tulsa, which opened the summer of 2005, the business arm also functions Hominy, which opened in Spring 2002 beneath Osage Nation Gaming; Pawhuska, which opened Spring 2003; Sand Springs, Summer 2004; Bartlesville, Spring 2006; Skiatook, Fall 2007 along with also the most recent, Ponca City, which opened Winter 2007.
The Osage Nation premiered the growth , sans the event centre, in August 2018.