Harrah's Cherokee Plans New North Carolina Events Center

Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel has unveiled plans for a new 3,000-seat Events Center in Cherokee, N.C., it announced today.

Scheduled to open Labor Day Weekend 2010, the new events complex will have three levels, four VIP suites, box seating and more than 1,000 balcony seats, as well as concession stands, a 60-foot-by-40-foot stage and pre-function areas equipped with state-of-the-art LCD screens.

Currently, the structure of the Events Center is complete, according to Harrah's, which said crews are now beginning the first phase of interior finishes.

The Events Center is part of a $633 million expansion and renovation at Harrah's Cherokee that's scheduled for completion in 2012, encompassing not only the new events venue, but also a new 532-room hotel tower, a new 18,000-square-foot spa and several new gaming rooms, restaurants and retail outlets.