ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa today announced plans to build an outdoor entertainment venue to host concerts and festivals along with plans to construct a new, state-of-the-art nightclub later this year.

Borgata received preliminary determination of eligibility today from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to utilize approximately $14 million of its current and future funds on deposit with the CRDA generated from its Investment Alternative Tax payments. This investment will partially fund the development and construction of the two new venues that will further bolster Atlantic City’s market leading entertainment and resort destination.

“We are thrilled with the opportunity to enhance and grow our already tremendous entertainment offerings through funding by the CRDA and a wonderful partnership with Live Nation,” said Tom Ballance, President and Chief Operating Officer for Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. “Upon our entry into the market in 2003, Borgata set the bar for entertainment and nightlife in Atlantic City, so it is only appropriate that we raise it yet again with the addition of these two substantial projects.”

Located at Borgata’s Northeast entrance, Borgata Festival Park, an outdoor concert venue and festival grounds, will feature artists synonymous with Borgata’s reputation for bringing world-class musical acts to the Jersey Shore. The inaugural concert will tentatively take place on Saturday, June 13th with multiple bands joining forces for an all-day outdoor celebration. Throughout the summer and early fall, a variety of well-known performers will grace the newly forged stage with announcements for the lineup coming later in March. The venue will feature some of the biggest DJs in the world with a series of day-life Electric Dance Music parties.  Festival Park will also play a prominent role in the Savor Borgata Culinary Series, highlighting the city’s leading culinary destination by hosting food and beverage festivals throughout the year.

Entertainment has been of paramount importance for Borgata since igniting Atlantic City’s revival almost 11 years ago. Its partnership with Live Nation Philadelphia as the property’s exclusive booking company has been extremely successful, bringing the world’s biggest names in music such as The Who, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, Sting, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Bob Dylan, Imagine Dragons, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock to the region’s premier entertainment destination.

“We are looking forward to being a part of this new outdoor venue coming to Borgata,” said Geoff Gordon, Live Nation Philadelphia Regional President. “Borgata Festival Park will be another avenue to bring top-tier entertainment to Atlantic City and highlight all the city has to offer.”

*Click here to view a virtual tour of Borgata Festival Park. An HD / broadcast quality video download is also available.

In addition to its outdoor venue, Borgata will invest a large portion of capital money into the design and development of a new, state-of-the-art nightlife experience scheduled to open at the end of 2015. The prominent New York City architectural firm of Josh Held Design, which has created projects such as Marquee Nightclub (New York), TAO Restaurant and Nightclub (Las Vegas) and Voyeur Nightclub (Los Angeles) has been appointed to head the venture.

“We recognize the importance of providing our customers with a fresh, uniquely original nightlife concept,” said, Joe Lupo, Senior Vice President of Operations for Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. “In addition to engaging the most elite DJs in the industry, we are thrilled with the prospect of this new nightclub working in conjunction with Borgata Festival Park to create an all-day/night entertainment experience unlike any other.”

Borgata Entertainment & Nightlife Schedule

Mike & The Mechanics
The Music Box / March 69p.m.

mur.mur / March 611p.m.

Brandi Carlile
The Music Box / March 79p.m.

mur.mur / March 710p.m.

MIXX / March 710p.m.

Social Sundays w/ Crooked
MIXX / March 811p.m.

Steve Aoki
mur.mur / March 910p.m.

Sarah McLachlan
Event Center / March 138p.m.

Marie Osmond
The Music Box / March 139p.m.

DJ Spryte
mur.mur / March 1310p.m.

Kathy Griffin
Event Center / March 148p.m.

Pentatonix  (sold out)
The Music Box / March 148p.m.

Nick Cannon hosted by Amber Rose
mur.mur / March 1410p.m.

Paul Oakenfold
MIXX / March 1410p.m.

Social Sundays w/ Mel DeBarge
MIXX / March 1511p.m.

Lewis Black
The Music Box / March 209p.m.
The Music Box / March 219p.m.

Laidback Luke
MIXX / March 2011p.m.

Lara Fabian: Greatest Hits 2015
Event Center / March 218p.m.

mur.mur / March 2110p.m.

Rev Run & Ruckus
MIXX / March 2110p.m.

Sebastian Maniscalco (sold out)
The Music Box / March 279p.m.
The Music Box / March 286p.m. & 9p.m.

Social Sundays w/ Eric Cubeechee
MIXX / March 2911p.m.

Jerry Seinfeld (sold out)
Event Center / April 118p.m.

Frankie Valli (sold out)
The Music Box / April 179p.m.
The Music Box / April 189p.m.

The Beach Boys w/ America
Event Center / April 188p.m.

Frank Caliendo (sold out)
The Music Box / April 259p.m.

Wayne Brady
The Music Box / May 29p.m.

Event Center / May 89p.m.

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience
The Music Box / May 89p.m.

Tony Orlando
The Music Box / May 159p.m.

Jo Koy
The Music Box / May 169p.m.

Brit Floyd
Event Center / May 228p.m.

Billy Gardell
The Music Box / May 239p.m.

Russell Peters
Event Center / May 238p.m.
Event Center / May 248p.m.

Loni Love
The Music Box / May 299p.m.

Wanda Sykes
The Music Box / June 129p.m.
The Music Box / June 139p.m.

Daryl Hall & John Oates
Event Center / June 278p.m.

Idina Menzel
Event Center / July 108p.m.

Jim Norton
The Music Box / July 109p.m.
The Music Box / July 118p.m.

George Lopez
Event Center / July 118p.m.

Margaret Cho
The Music Box / July 189p.m.

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  (sold out)
Event Center / July 248p.m.

Straight No Chaser
The Music Box / June 249p.m.
The Music Box / June 254p.m. & 9p.m.
The Music Box / June 267p.m.

Impractical Jokers
Event Center / July 318p.m.

Jerry Seinfeld
Event Center / August 7 & 8 – 8p.m.

Bill O’Reilly & Dennis Miller (sold out)
Event Center / August 148p.m.

Lisa Lampanelli
Event Center / August 288p.m.

Boardwalk Hall / October 38p.m.

About Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Located in Atlantic City’s Marina District, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa features 2,000 guest rooms and suites; 161,000 square feet of gaming; 182 gaming tables; 3,094 slot machines; an 80+ table poker room; 10 retail boutiques; 5 acclaimed fine dining restaurants by renowned chefs; 9 casual dining options; a 54,000 square foot spa; 70,000 square feet of event space; 4 signature nightlife experiences; and parking for 7,100 cars. The market-leading resort also features Atlantic City’s first cosmopolitan hotel experience, The Water Club at Borgata, with 800 guest rooms and suites; a 36,000 square foot spa; 18,000 square feet of meeting space; 6 designer retail boutiques; and 5 heated indoor and outdoor pools.  Borgata also offers online gaming within the state of New Jersey through its real-money gaming sites, and

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