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Springfield Leaders And MGM Officials To Discuss Casino Plans At Public Conference

Original rendering of MGM's plan for a casino in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Original rendering of MGM's plan for a casino in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Springfield leaders have invited representatives of MGM Resorts to a public conference to explain recent changes to its $800 million casino project. 

The presentation is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday at CityStage.

Mayor Domenic Sarno and Chief Development Officer Kevin Kennedy say they want to ensure a transparent process as the casino plans move forward.

MGM has recently made two changes to the original plans, eliminating a 25-story hotel and replacing it with a lower-profile building, and shrinking the size of the project by about 14 percent, mostly to movie theater, restaurant and retail space.

Although members of the public are invited, they will not be permitted to ask questions.

MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis said he appreciates the opportunity to update the community.

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Patrick Garrett graduated with a dual degree from the State University of New York, College at Oneonta in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications, Concentration in Production and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry. A former newsroom intern who joined the WAMC staff in 2014, he worked at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, where he sold tickets. He is an Eagle Scout from Saratoga Springs and writes and plays music in his free time.

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