Zappos Hopes To Use Burning Man's 747 For Downtown Project

City Council Takes Up The Matter Wednesday

Mitch Kelly
February 19, 2020 - 5:55 am
A general view of the atmosphere at the Zappos x Cotton Pop-up Shop held at The Americana at Brand on January 20, 2018 in Glendale, California.

Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Zappos x Cotton


LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) – The Las Vegas City council is mulling over whether to lease city-owned land in the downtown area to Zappos. 

The land would be leased to the company to start its eight-million dollar special events facility and public tavern. 

Called the Gate Project 747 Project, it will use something residents will see right away, the shell of a Boeing 747 airplane. Zappos bought the plane back in August and drive it down to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where it’s currently housed.

That led to speculation of what Zappos was up to.

If city lawmakers choose to go through with the leasing agreement today, it would last through January of 2024.