BRIMFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — MGM Resorts International announced today its decision to end efforts to develop an MGM casino resort in Brimfield, but will seek an alternate Western Massachusetts location.
“The unique nature of MGM’s plans for an all-inclusive world-class resort on the Brimfield site, and our growing understanding of the needed scope for its infrastructure, simply do not allow us to pursue the comprehensive MGM resort originally envisioned here,” said Bill Hornbuckle, MGM’s Chief Marketing Officer.
Hornbuckle says that MGM has reached a mutual agreement with Rolling Hills Realty Trust about ending the development efforts, and he adds that MGM “remains committed to developing an MGM-quality project in Western Massachusetts.”
“It has been our pleasure to get to know the people of Brimfield as we’ve worked to find our place in Western Massachusetts,” said Hornbuckle. “The elected officials, the town workers and our many new friends have been generous in their support and willingness to share their thoughts with us. We will always be grateful.”
For now, MGM will continue to work from its Brimfield office on Warren Road as it considers new alternatives in Western Massachusetts.