Emmitt Smith remains one of the greatest running backs to ever put on an NFL uniform. The former Dallas Cowboys first-round pick helped his original team to three Super Bowl titles and finished his career as the all-time leading rusher in league history.
So, what has Smith been up to since his retirement following the 2004 season?
In what can’t be considered too much of a surprise, he’s remained a central figure in the entertainment industry. That’s now on the verge of being taken to a whole new level.
Emmitt Smith announced recently that he will be opening a state-of-the-art restaurant and entertainment venue on the famed Las Vegas Strip.
“I am excited to be in partnership with such innovative business leaders to create an exceptional space
that will bring excellent food, unforgettable events and a high-spirited atmosphere to the legendary Las
Vegas Strip,” Smith said in a press release obtained by Sportsnaut. “We are working diligently to ensure this extremely versatile venue will create lasting memories for all those who walk through our doors.”
Emmitt Smith Las Vegas venue is going to be spectacular
Set to open in the spring of 2022 (less than 110 days), this venue is going to be a go-to spot for those who frequent Las Vegas and/or currently reside in the desert metropolis. The details are stunning.
- North of 30,000 square feet
- World-class restaurant
- Watch parties, live concerts, corporate events
- The Player’s Lounge to watch sporting evenuts
- Club 22 Ultra Lounge
“We are thrilled to establish Emmitt’s as one of the most desired destinations in Las Vegas,” Emmit’s Director of Operations Jim Hensley said in a statement. “We are bringing the finest experts in food, dining and entertainment to Emmitt’s that will emulate the energy Emmitt Smith brings to both his personal and professional lives. We’re looking to fulfill Emmitt’s culinary and management team at all levels.”