Pinball Hall of Fame moves to a new location

It’s no secret that the Pinball Hall of Fame is one of the best-regarded attractions in Las Vegas. The site attracts fanatics from all walks of life, both locals and tourists from other parts of the United States. And while the current establishment on Tropicana Avenue and Maryland Parkway has been incredible, fans of arcade games should brace for the excitement of a larger and better spot that is being established on the Strip.

The new spot, which will be located at 4915 S. Las Vegas Blvd, is scheduled for a January 2021 grand opening. The joint will be next to the Harley-Davidson dealership and is a short walk from the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign as well as the Mandalay Bay. According to the owner, Tim Arnold, the establishment will be several minutes away from 14 of the 15 biggest hotels in the world. The Pinball Hall of Fame will also neighbor a five-acre lot meant for a dream resort in the future.

The new venue will stand on a 28,000-square-feet ground three times bigger than the current establishment. While the old joint on 1610 Tropicana Ave, flaunts about 250 games, the new one will host a whopping 700. There will be surprising new additions to the games collection, some of which have been in storage for about 30 years.

According to Tim Arnold, the venue will even feature games from the 1940s and 1950s. However, he maintains that while classic game items and machines offer a great experience, it is quite a hustle to maintain them. He commends his team of volunteer staff who hop in to help fix these machines. Tim says you should expect classic games such as Pong, Computer Space, Star Castle, and Rip Off.

While the new establishment will be labeled family-friendly, Tim is firm on the need to keep kids in check. Children will not be allowed to run around or scream. Parents will be required to control them accordingly.

The new joint will further flaunt a spacious but free ride share-friendly parking space and be purely a non-smoking zone. While the spot might have to spend significant amounts for completion, about $10 million, it will remain anon-profit organization.

Tim explains that most of the costs will be met when the facility opens up. Their debt to equity is expected to be under 20%, but Tim hopes to clear up soon enough to get back to charitable works when the business is up and running.  

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