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Former UNLV, NBA player plans Las Vegas Strip arena

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An artist's rendering of the exterior of the planned All Net Arena. (Source: DW&A) An artist's rendering of the exterior of the planned All Net Arena. (Source: DW&A)
An artist's rendering of the interior of the planned All Net Arena. (Source: DW&A) An artist's rendering of the interior of the planned All Net Arena. (Source: DW&A)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Former Runnin' Rebel and NBA player Jackie Robinson announced Monday he plans to build a 22,000-seat arena on the Las Vegas Strip.

Robinson said he will break ground on the $1.3 billion resort, tentatively named the All Net Arena and Resort, in the spring on the 27 acres between the SLS Las Vegas Hotel and Casino and the Fountainebleau.

In addition to the arena, the 862,500-square-foot project includes a 300,000-square-foot plaza and a five-star spa hotel with 500 specialty suites. A number of fine-dining, retail and nightlife options and a wedding chapel are also part of the planned resort.

The arena itself will have 75 luxury boxes, separated into executive and corporate suites, Robinson said.

The resort, which is slated to open in December 2016, is expected to create 19,000 jobs, according to Robinson.

Robinson played basketball for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas from 1973 to 1978, and played in the NBA from 1978 to 1981.

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