London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) has approved plans for MSG Sphere, the proposed new arena project that has drawn vocal opposition, notably from AEG, operator of The O2.
Intended as one of a series of similar projects across the world, MSG Sphere is backed by Madison Square Garden Entertainment, operator of the iconic Madison Square Garden arena in New York.
LLDC held a planning committee meeting yesterday (Tuesday) evening, where the Sphere project was given the green light. It will now move on to the desk of London Mayor, Sadiq Khan.
Paul Westbury, executive vice-president of development and construction at MSG Entertainment, said the application had passed through a “thorough assessment”, adding that the “state-of-the-art venue” would help make Stratford “a global destination for music and technology”.
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