GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Groundbreaking was held Thursday morning for what has been billed as a "one-of-a-kind" entertainment district coming to the City of Glendale.

Crystal Lagoons Island Resort, set to be located on 95th Avenue and Cardinals Way, will offer a 10-acre lagoon along with shops, themed restaurants, attractions, and entertainment venues.

Crystal Lagoons Island Resort breaks ground in Glendale

Resort officials joined Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers and Yucca District Councilmember Joyce Clark in the groundbreaking. The city hopes the project will generate about 1,800 jobs to the area and generate about $700 million in tax revenue for the State of Arizona and the city itself.

In all, the site will take up 48-acres, adding to the city's vibrant entertainment district, which includes State Farm Stadium and the Westgate Entertainment District.

Crystal Lagoons Island Resort breaks ground in Glendale

Crystal Lagoons is expected to open in 2022 ahead of Glendale's hosting of the Super Bowl in 2023. To learn more about the project, click here.


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