Springfield City Council approves parking garage signage for new casino

MGM Springfield will still have to conduct a study on the impact of the signs on traffic

Rendering of the parking garage and marquee of the MGM Springfield casino, as seen from Interstate 91.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield City Council approved plans for signage submitted by MGM Springfield at a meeting on Monday night. The City Council unanimously approved MGM’s plan to put six additional signs on top of its seven-story parking garage.

Under the plan, five illuminated signs would face the highway while the sixth would face a different direction. The casino hopes to reach thousands of drivers each day with these signs.

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“I don’t think it’s distracting,” Westfield resident John Richards said. “It’s good advertising for the casinos. You’re supposed to keep your mind on the road anyway. So i don’t think its distracting. You got to look at the bottom line: it’s gonna help the city of Springfield out a lot, so I think it’s worth it in the long run”

MGM Springfield doesn’t have a permit for the signs yet. They have to conduct a study that will look at the impact the signs could have on traffic flow and safety on I-91.

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