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AREA15, the immersive art and entertainment district located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, announces it has begun construction by raising the 36-foot walls for its monumental expansion spanning 20 acres to its north along Interstate 15. Universal Destinations & Experiences will anchor the District expansion with a new, year-round horror entertainment experience titled Horror Unleashed. Additionally, the expansion will welcome iFLY Indoor Skydiving, complete with the latest vertical wind-tunnel technology. More partnerships and tenants will be announced in the coming year.

The new development extends beyond AREA15’s main building complex, renowned for its iconic immersive experiences such as Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart, Illuminarium and Five Iron Golf and Wink World. AREA15 is seeking partners to bring even more best-in-class immersive experiences, attractions, curated retail, unique entertainment and adventurous food and beverage destinations to the immersive entertainment District.

The AREA15 District’s expansion will include more than 450,000 square feet of customizable retail and food and beverage space featuring different types of building structures, with tenant leasing opportunities ranging from 1,000 square feet to 60,000 square feet. The anchor experience, Universal Destinations & Experiences, will occupy over 110,000 square feet in a stand-alone building on the southern end of District. Additionally, more than 85,000 square feet will be dedicated to pop-ups and outdoor experiences, including a salvaged Boeing 747 aircraft to be repurposed as an event space. With consumers continuing to gravitate towards immersive retail experiences, the expanded district’s future tenants will have the opportunity to create bespoke storefront concepts adding to AREA15’s vibrant, immersive ecosystem.

“Today we raise the walls on our next exciting incarnation, which will enable AREA15 to bring more best-of-class experiential entertainment to Las Vegas and the global audiences who travel here every year,” said Winston Fisher, chief executive officer, AREA15. “Consumers continue to gravitate toward artful new forms of entertainment providing immersive experiences, authentic connections and real emotions. The demand continues to grow, and we are ready to dive into this substantial expansion and find more partnerships that will have a lasting impact on the AREA15 District and the City of Las Vegas.”

AREA15’s existing complex has welcomed nearly 5 million visitors, created more than 1,000 jobs and hosted over 200 live events and performances in its three years of operation. Among the numerous accolades it has received, AREA15 has been named “Another Unmissable Stop for Art Lovers” by The Times UK, “Most Innovative Venue in the USA” by Timeout, “Best Immersive Art Experience” by USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards, one of “The 10 Most Innovative Urban Development and Real Estate Companies of 2020” by Fast Company, “Best Attraction” for three consecutive years as well as “Best Place for Your Instagram Shot” and “Best Rave Resurgence” by Las Vegas Weekly Readers’ Choice Best of Vegas Awards, “Best Arts Hub” by Vegas Magazine, claiming the No. 1 spot in Blooloop’s “World’s Top 11 Immersive Art Experiences” and being included in Las Vegas Magazine’s Hall of Fame.

For more information about AREA15, visit AREA15.com. To inquire about leasing opportunities, contact senior director of leasing Clark Briffel at www.area15.com/district.