About a year ago, Los Angeles company Oak View Group announced plans for a $250 million sports and entertainment arena in downtown Palm Springs and chose to partner with the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.
However, over the last year negotiations coupled with the effects of the pandemic led the tribe "re-evaluated its economic development priorities" and is instead focusing on its new casino in Cathedral City and cultural center in downtown Palm Springs.
The 10,000-seat arena is now planned for an unincorporated piece of land just north of the city of Palm Desert, on roughly 43 acres between Interstate 10 and the Classic Club golf course.
This is a definite shift in hospitality and resort expectations for Palm Springs but is great news for the growing community of North Palm Desert.
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We are looking forward to seeing our communities grow!