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Council Approves $700 Million Expansion To Foxwoods

1 February 2005

Las Vegas Sun

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. -- Foxwoods Resort Casino, one of the world's largest casinos, will be getting bigger under a new plan approved by the Mashantucket Pequots' Tribal Council.

The council Monday approved a $700 million expansion of their casino resort, including an 825-room hotel tower, 5,000-seat theater, a massive convention space and ballroom and more gaming units, shops, nightclubs and restaurants.

The three-year construction project is expected to begin this summer.

The expansion will add more than 2 million square feet to the facility. The new facility is scheduled to open in the summer of 2008.

The new project includes 50,000 square feet of gaming, including 1,500 slot machines and 45 table games.

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