LAS VEGAS (KLAS) “The old Ice nightclub on the northeast corner of Harmon and Koval is falling apart. It looks like demolition has started on the building which is where Formula 1 races will build their paddocks, also known as the area where pit stops take place.
local blog Vital Vegas first released multiple daytime photos of the ongoing demolition earlier Monday.
This area of the proposed F1 circuit will also serve as the start/finish line.
The nightclub opened in 2003 as a Ice Meta Club and in 2004 was winning awards. But after hosting a short-lived reality show also in 2004, ownership changed hands at the end of 2005. It was the beginning of the end for the club which finally closed shortly after it happened. .
There have been rumors of a hotel-casino being built on this site for years, but nothing has ever materialized.
F1 owner Liberty Media recently closed on the property, buying the land on which the former club sits and the surrounding 39 acres for $240 million.
The 50-lap Las Vegas Grand Prix is currently scheduled for Saturday November 25, however, this date could change and there are unconfirmed reports that it will be held a week earlier.
The race is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. and will take riders from the Harmon/Koval pit area north on Koval, around the MSG Sphere and west on Sands to the Las Vegas Strip. Here drivers will turn left and accelerate south on the strip at around 212 mph before turning east on Flamingo to complete a lap in the pit area.