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Grand Island Casino Resort at Fonner Park

Celebrating the Spirit of Nebraska’s Heartland


Elite Casino Resorts

Project Location

Grand Island, NE


241,000 SF


Architecture and interiors

Inspired by the local context of Nebraska, Grand Island Casino Resort at Fonner Park blends dramatic architectural curves with the surrounding rolling hills and long sweeping plains. Located between an existing racehorse track and the site of the state fair, this resort offers guests a variety of leisure experiences. Our design ties in natural textures, patterns, and colors, paying homage to the farmland of the surrounding region on the exterior and transports guests to another world on the interior. The tower embodies a grain silo found throughout the state, symbolizing the core of each community. The overall cladding hints at elements of old abandoned barns found along the surrounding country roads. Within the resort, our central design revolves around Nebraska’s diverse topography, featuring its rich farmland and endless beautiful prairies. Thoughtful design elements nod to the mesmerizing sunsets during harvest and the famous local Sandhill Crane migrations, immersing guests in the local essence.

The new resort and casino includes a 37,000-SF casino game floor with 750 slots and 20 table games, a sports book, showroom lounge, and three restaurants. The boutique hotel tower features 162 keys, a salon and spa, an indoor and outdoor pool, fitness room, and meeting space.

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Celebrating the Spirit of Nebraska’s Heartland Grand Island, NE

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Grand Island Casino Resort at Fonner Park Celebrates Groundbreaking

January 3, 2024

The Fonner Park resort expansion to bring new world-class gaming and entertainment district to Grand Island, Nebraska.

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