Hard Rock Tejon gets groundbreaking date

The major casino and hotel off Interstate 5 will begin construction next week.

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Tejon Indian tribal land at the base of the Grapevine finally has a start date. 

Groundbreaking on the highly anticipated project will happen on Dec. 14. 


Driving the news: Phase one, which will see the casino completed, is expected to be completed in October 2025. 

  • It will feature a 150000 square-foot casino, which will house 3,000 slot machines, 48 table games and restaurants, such as the Hard Rock Cafe. 
  • Phase two will focus on the 400-room hotel and the Hard Rock Live event center, which will have 2,800 seats. The second phase will also include more casino space, restaurants, a pool, a gym and a spa. 
  • The project will cost $600 million and is expected to create 5,000 jobs in Kern County. 
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