MGM Resorts plans to convert the shuttered Las Vegas Strip festival grounds that were the site of a 2017 mass shooting into a community and athletic center and parking for the new stadium being built for the NFL's Oakland Raiders, the company announced Tuesday. It will also create a space on the property to remember the victims.
The festival grounds "will forever be linked to the tragic loss of life that took place there," MGM said in its statement. "We will never forget the victims, and all of those impacted by that evening."
The company owns the site of Route 91 festival grounds and the Mandalay Bay casino-resort, where a gunman in a high-rise suite opened fire on the crowd of 22,000, killing 58 people in the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.