Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento expansion progresses ahead of schedule
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain is expanding with a new gas station and event location.
– New at 4:00 am, Fire Mountain’s Hard Rock Casino Sacramento is expanding with a new gas station and new event location. And as CBS 13’s Rachel Wolf tells us, they’ll serve audiences in more ways than one.
RACHEL LOUP: Traffic in Wheatland is expected to increase.
– More people, more accidents, you know?
RACHEL LOUP: As the nearby Hard Rock Casino grows, bringing with it hundreds of jobs. Construction is already underway on two projects totaling $ 65 million, including a state-of-the-art gas station and a 2,500-seat event venue called Hard Rock Live. Both will be powered by a generator and the place can serve as an emergency shelter.
GLENDA NELSON: We were setting up the Hard Rock Live by bringing all the beds or necessities for sleeping, and for food, and for any needs the community might have.
RACHEL LOUP: Glenda Nelson is President of Enterprise Rancheria, the tribal nation that owns the Casino.
GLENDA NELSON: We would probably set up Hard Rock Live as a convention center.
RACHEL LOUP: He already has experience hosting people in Butte County during the 2017 evacuations following the Oroville Dam crisis, and he hosted firefighters and police in the hotel for a training during the pandemic.
GLENDA NELSON: So it’s just a part of us fulfilling the promises we’ve already made.
RACHEL LOUP: Another promise, to make it come true quickly.
The site is expected to be completed in May next year, the gas station by the end of this year.
It cannot happen fast enough for the locals.
– I think anything we could do to prepare you for an event like this, especially with the fires we just had and recent, so I think it would all be helpful.
RACHEL LOUP: Some of them have already experienced evacuations and with the drought, are waiting for more to come.
– It would probably be great for the people who live here with grass fires happening this summer.