LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Dollar Loan Center is nearly finished, and it should be an arena fit for a king and queen. It’s the modern medieval with many similarities to its big brother, T-Mobile Arena.
"We’re 95 percent done. We don’t have to have the hats on or the vest. We’re just about ready to roll," said Chuck Brennan, Dollar Loan Center CEO.
The 6,000-seat space will host an array of events from sports to concerts to graduations. It's fitted with barracks (or club seating), throne rooms (or restrooms), hoist (or elevators), a tiltyard (or outdoor plaza) and much more.
"This spot is definitely the new epicenter of Henderson. I call it 'Boardwalk and Park Place,'" Brennan said.
While the Dollar Loan Center and the city of Henderson boast about the positive impacts this will have on the area, the location, right on Green Valley Parkway, has caused a stir in the Henderson community. There are mixed feelings about the location and the traffic construction.
Henderson resident Booby Brooks is excited.
"It’s the greatest thing that ever happened to Henderson," he said.
On the other hand, John Dalrymple, another resident and a leader of a Henderson community coalition, has a different opinion.
"Common sense dictates that you don’t build an arena in a residential district. And they did, without any community impact analysis or statement," Dalrymple said.
The first ticketed event at Dollar Loan Center is coming up on March 8 for the Big West Basketball Tournament.