187,000 sq. ft.
As Executive Architect, Richard L. Bowen + Associates worked in conjunction with design firm SOSH to define this new 'Rocksino' Hard Rock brand. This new entertainment and gaming venue is situated on the site of the existing Northfield Park Race Track. Designed around a modern "Arena Rock" theme, the architecture of the building loosely resembles a sound stage and includes dynamic lighting both inside and out.
Core space of the facility will house up to 2,500 electronic VLT gaming machines. The floor layout radiates around a Hard Rock Café and center bar featuring multimedia screens and Hard Rock memorabilia. Additional amenities off the gaming floor include restaurants, comedy club and retail Rock Shop. A flexible live performance area will provide additional seating for 2,000. A second performance stage within the Hard Rock Café will be geared for regularly scheduled rock bands and smaller performances.