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Watch full Henderson State of the City address from inside Dollar Loan Center, ribbon-cutting

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Dollar Loan Center making progress toward opening in Henderson in early 2022
Posted at 10:25 AM, Mar 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-03 16:27:40-05

HENDERSON (KTNV) — Henderson Mayor Debra March will inaugurate the Dollar Loan Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by her 2022 State of the City address on Thursday.

March is expected to speak about the past year’s accomplishments and share her vision for what’s to come.

She and Henderson City Council members John Marz, Michelle Romero, Dan Shaw and Dan Stewart will be joined by local heroes and sports personalities, the mayor's office says.

Watch the full address below.

The Dollar Loan Center will be the official home of the American Hockey League's Henderson Silver Knights and the Indoor Football League's Vegas Knight Hawks, and officials say it will host a plethora of other events as well. The first ticketed event at the arena is on March 8, the Big West Basketball Tournament.

The arena prompted some mixed reactions from nearby residents before it was completed.

John Dalrymple, a city resident and a leader of a Henderson community coalition, previously told 13 Action News he was concerned about the location. "Common sense dictates that you don’t build an arena in a residential district. And they did, without any community impact analysis or statement," he said last month.

Other residents like Booby Brooks said they were excited. "It’s the greatest thing that ever happened to Henderson," Brooks previously said.

Admission to Thursday's event is by ticket only and is sold out.

Learn more about the arena on thedollarloancenter.com.

Watch the ribbon-cutting ceremony below.