Fort McDowell, AZ (PRESS RELEASE): On Thursday, June 6 at 8:00 a.m., members of the Yavapai Nation invite members of the media to join them at a Topping Out Ceremony, to be held at 10424 N. Fort McDowell Road, Fountain Hills, AZ 85264, to mark an important milestone in the construction of the soon to be WeKoPa Casino Resort, located in the heart of Fort McDowell’s Yavapai Nation on the eastern edge of Scottsdale, Arizona. This topping out event will mark a symbolic completion of the structural phase of the building, which remains on schedule to open the WeKoPa Casino Resort in June 2020.
A special white painted beam with a Christmas Tree placed atop will be hoisted into place by a large construction crane to mark the raising of the highest beam on the construction project – an ancient tradition. The beam will also feature the flag of the United States, the Fort McDowell tribal flag and a project banner that states “The Sky is the Limit”. The beam will be signed by the Tribal Council in a special signing ceremony prior to the placement by the Kitchell construction crew. The beam’s final resting place is a part of the new Casino’s driveway (valet drive) better known as the Porte Cochere. The new multi-million dollar casino property will be 166,341 square feet and will offer guests a larger casino area with a garden court, specialty high end dining, sports bar with entertainment stage and other new amenities. Thalden Boyd Emery Architects, W.E. O’Neil, and Kitchell Construction are the project team. For those unable to participate, B-roll will be made available by link.
The WeKoPa Casino Resort was created by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation to serve as a major Arizona vacation destination. From outdoor adventures to relaxing spa retreats, this new venue will offer premium accommodations, championship golf, fun gaming, Southwestern entertainment and unique shopping. Visit www.fortmcdowelldestination.com for more information.
The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation is a 950 Native American tribe that call Central Arizona’s upper Sonoran Desert home. Located to the northeast of Phoenix within Maricopa County, Arizona, the 40 square mile reservation is a small part of the ancestral territory of the once nomadic Yavapai people, who hunted and gathered food in a vast area of Arizona’s desert lowland and mountainous Mogollon Rim country. The WeKoPa Casino Resort is located at 10424 N. Fort McDowell Road, Fountain Hills, AZ 85264. Telephone: 480-789-7000.