O’odham Nation picks Hunt Construction, Penta to build $500M casino — Phoenix Business Journal

The Tohono O’odham Nation has picked Hunt Construction Group and Penta Building Group to build its $500 million casino in the West Valley near University of Phoenix Stadium.

The proposed casino and hotel development is moving closer to reality with approval from the U.S. Department of Interior for land at 95th and Northern avenues to be taken into trust by the Southern Arizona tribe.

It will take about 18 months for the casino portion of the development to be completed after construction starts, said Libby Francisco, COO of the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise, which oversees and manages the tribe’s casino operations. The group has not yet given a specific construction start date.

Hunt built University of Phoenix Stadium down the street from the planned casino site.

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