The Gila River Indian Community has announced a major expansion to the Wild Horse Pass casino resort in Arizona.
The tribe’s development arm, Wild Horse Pass Development Authority, has partnered with Sunbelt Holdings of Scottsdale to develop 3,300 acres of land surrounding the property. The expansion will reportedly include new hotels, outdoor recreation and parks, restaurants, retail shopping, office space, and sports and entertainment facilities.
“The new development plan will create exceptional entertainment and lifestyle experiences, new jobs for community members, and will evolve our culture and legacy,” said Wild Horse Pass Development Authority general manager David White.
Work began late last year on an outdoor stadium that will seat up to 10,000 people. Scheduled to open in May, the venue is set to become the new home and training complex of the Phoenix Rising Football Club, a franchise that competes in the United Soccer League.
While the total investment in the project has not been revealed, Mark Gardo, a spokesperson for the Wild Horse Development Authority, said the stadium alone is costing “in excess of several million dollars”.