By BrieAnna J Frank | Arizona Republic
Corrections & Clarifications: The story has been updated to reflect that the planned casino will be a new facility and will replace the existing casino.
The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation will break ground on a new 166,000-square-foot casino on June 29, tribal officials have announced.
The new casino will replace the existing Fort McDowell Casino once it opens in spring 2020. The current 150,000-square-foot casino space will remain in place, but will be used for another purpose that is yet to be announced.
The new facility will offer a larger casino with a garden court, specialty high-end dining, a sports bar with an entertainment stage and other amenities, the community said in a statement.