The Las Vegas skyline just got a whole lot brighter. In September 2023, the MSG Sphere at the Venetian Resort opened to the public. This 18,600-seat music and entertainment arena has gone viral for its unique exterior which features 580,000 square feet of LED displays. It has projected everything from celestial bodies, such as Earth, Mars and the moon to unique images, such as an adorable animated emoji face and a magical shaking snow globe. The interior is just as impressive, boasting a 160,000-square-foot 16K resolution wraparound LED screen — the largest and highest resolution LED screen in the world. It also has the ability to utilize 4D features, such as scent and wind. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about the largest spherical building in the world!
Where Is the MSG Sphere Located?
The MSG Sphere is just off the Las Vegas strip and east of the Venetian Resort at 255 Sands Avenue. Measuring 366 feet high and 516 feet wide at its broadest point, the Sphere reshaped the Las Vegas skyline. Guests can enter the property on foot via Sands Avenue or Westchester Drive. They can enter the Sphere via the Plaza Entry on the east side of the building. The Sphere can also be accessed via the pedestrian bridge connected to The Venetian Resort.
Parking is available both onsite and in nearby lots, and can be purchased in advance of your event. Rideshare pick-up and drop-off for the Sphere is located at the corner of Sands Avenue and Koval Lane. On event days, Sphere staff will be onsite to direct you to the venue. You're encouraged to arrive early. If driving or arriving by car, allow for more travel time due to potential street closures.
Choosing Seats at the MSG Sphere
The Sphere can accommodate a whopping 20,000 people in standing capacity and 18,600 with just seating capacity. Haptic technology is incorporated into 10,000 of the venue's seats — allowing audience members to "feel" various atmospheric effects. Seating covers approximately two-thirds of the interior, while the stage takes up the remainder of the space. The venue has nine levels, including the basement where a VIP club is located. It also features 23 suites across the third and fifth floors.
Be cautious when booking seats in the 100 level. Because it's under the upper levels, audience members seated here won't be able to look up and see the breathtaking screen stretching all the way to the top of the sphere. The 200 and 300 levels offer the best of both worlds with an unobstructed view from floor to ceiling AND proximity to the stage where performers stand. The 400s, meanwhile, have the same sweeping views of the screen. Seats located in this section, however, are further away from the stage. General admission doesn't have physical seats but does have the best view in the house. It's close to the stage and has a direct screen view all the way up to the ceiling.
Events at the MSG Sphere
The groundbreaking venue's debut event was the opening night of "U2:UV Achtung Baby Live at Sphere" — an ongoing concert residency. U2 will be performing at the MSG Sphere on select dates through Dec. 16, 2023. This engagement is focused on the group's 1991 album, "Achtung Baby." The concert, of course, leverages the venue's immersive video and audio capabilities.
On dates U2 isn't performing, guests can purchase tickets to "Postcard from Earth," a multi-sensory film by acclaimed director Darren Aronofsky. This 50-minute cinematic experience was filmed in jaw-dropping 18k resolution. It paints a portrait of our planet, re-imagined as a futuristic sci-fi experience. The film features various elements, including seat haptics, movement sensations, flashing lights, intense lighting, visual effects, loud noises and atmospheric simulations that may include fog, scent and wind. Such elements may aggravate certain medical or physical conditions and guests should take into consideration if they have a history of discomfort or physical symptoms when experiencing these elements.
The MSG Sphere will primarily host award shows and concerts, in addition to other entertainment events. It also has the capability to host ring events, such as boxing and mixed martial arts — as well as esports tournaments. Whatever it is you're experiencing at the Sphere, you can get great deals and savings by grabbing your tickets through Undercover Tourist! A trusted ticket seller for over 20 years, Undercover Tourist offers a 100% buyer guarantee.
- Postcard from Earth - Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023, 4:30pm
- U2 - Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023, 8:00pm
- Phish - Thursday, Apr. 18, 2024, 6:00pm
Prepare to be immersed in an experience unlike anything else at the MSG Sphere. Whether you want to rock out in the stands or take in the beauty of our natural world, purchase your tickets to enter the Sphere via Undercover Tourist!