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MGM Resorts' casino plan: features, size and site

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — MGM Resorts International wants to build an $800 million resort casino in Springfield, preserving a handful of historic structures and trying to maintain the downtown's traditional streetscape. Here's more:

— Location: border of downtown and South End neighborhood. (Between Main, Union and Howard streets and East Columbus Ave.)

— Size: about three city blocks (14.5 acres)

— Casino: 3,000 slot machines, 75 gaming tables and poker and high-limit gambling rooms

— Hotel: 250 rooms; 25 stories high

— Apartments: 54 market-rate units

— Retail and restaurant space: 55,000 sq. ft.

— Meeting and convention space: 45,000 sq. ft.

— Parking: 3,600-space garage

Source: MGM Resorts International

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