Thunder Valley Casino Resort Breaks Ground on The Venue at Thunder Valley

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The United Auburn Indian Community Tribal Council and Thunder Valley Casino Resort General Manager break ground on The Venue at Thunder Valley, the property’s new 150,000 sq. ft. entertainment venue. L-R: Gabe Cayton, UAIC Tribal Member at Large; John Williams, UAIC Tribal Vice Chairman; Dawn Clayton, General Manager of Thunder Valley Casino Resort; Gene Whitehouse, UAIC Tribal Chairman; Calvin Moman, UAIC Tribal Secretary; and Jason Camp, UAIC Tribal Treasurer.

Thunder Valley Casino Resort announced construction is officially underway for The Venue at Thunder Valley. This morning, members of the United Auburn Indian Community Tribal Council, Thunder Valley Executives and local elected officials, chambers and community groups gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the property’s new 150,000 sq. ft. state-of the art entertainment venue.

“Today marks a momentous milestone for the United Auburn Indian Community and Thunder Valley Casino Resort,” said Dawn Clayton, General Manager of Thunder Valley. “The Venue at Thunder Valley will allow us to expand our entertainment footprint in a big way as we continue to provide unparalleled experiences for our guests.”

Once completed, The Venue will have 4,500 seats and host musical acts, comedic performances and sporting events, and will provide large event space for conferences and banquets.

The Venue’s facilities have been designed with a vision that is both modern and sophisticated and will feature multi-level spaces and amenities, abundant concessions offering food, beer and wine, cutting edge sound and video systems and much more.

“The United Auburn Indian Community is proud to have the ability to continue to position Thunder Valley as Northern California’s premier entertainment destination,” said Gene Whitehouse, Chairman of the United Auburn Indian Community. “The Venue is the future of entertainment at Thunder Valley and we look forward to attracting big-name performers year-round.” 

The Venue will cost $100 million and is anticipated to be completed by early 2023. The project’s General Contractor is McCarthy Building Companies, and the Architectural Design Firm is OTJ Architects. In total, the project will create over 200 construction jobs.

“Since opening in 2003, Thunder Valley has experienced tremendous growth and monumental success,” said Clayton. “The accomplishments of our award-winning property are a true testament to our loyal guests and the hard work and dedication of our phenomenal team members. We plan to announce our opening acts soon and cannot wait to welcome you to The Venue at Thunder Valley.”