Osage Casino wraps up $160-million expansion
The last of four renovation phases has now drawn to a close
The Osage Nation of Indians has wrapped up the fourth – and the last – phase of renovations of its Osage Casino. The venue, which first opened in 2005, has now undergone a $160-million expansion that began on November 17, 2016 and added to the property the tribe first acquired in 2005.
According to Byron Bighorse, the CEO for Osage Casinos, “There’s been a lot of excitement for our event center, and we’ve been moving full-steam ahead. This addition gives us the opportunity to bring in some phenomenal acts, and we’re ecstatic to bring in these headliners for our first entertainers.”
A VIP event for the new addition, the 45,000-square-foot Skyline Event Center, was held last Friday and received a sold-out crowd. The first public concert will be held this coming Sunday when the Goo Goo Dolls will take the stage following the opening act of Better than Ezra. That show is also sold out.
The entire project saw the resort grow to 247,000 square feet. It has added a new 141-room hotel, including four hospitality suites and six other suites, a full service in-house brewery, an outdoor entertainment area with 6,000 square feet and a 120,000-gallon resort-style pool, a new fitness center and parking garage and the new events center.
Osage Casino Hotel Tulsa GM Matthew Shunkamolah said of the Osage Casino’s goal, “We wanted to provide a better version of the old event center so we got the latest and greatest.”