MSG mum on when construction will resume on Sphere project Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal · May 18, 2020 at 11:10 pm The MSG Sphere at The Venetian construction site remains dormant, and representatives of MSG Entertainment offered no updates Monday on when workers might return. MSG Entertainment, the recently split-off arm of The Madison Square Garden Company, on March 31 announced it was shutting down construction on the $1.66 billion Sphere project because of the coronavirus pandemic. The site was cleared of workers by mid-April. The 17,000-seat entertainment venue being built east of the Sands Expo and Convention Center at The Venetian has an undetermined completion date. Company executives said they no longer expect it to be finished by next year.