Caesars Windsor is opening it’s doors for the first time since workers walked off the job in early April.
It’s been a little more than 60 days since workers left Caesars Windsor and left the hotel and casino without staff for gaming, restaurants and entertainment. A new contract was approved by Unifor Local 444 this week, and workers could be seen making there way into the building around 6 a.m. on Thursday. The casino released a statement on Wednesday that the venue would officially re-open at 11 a.m.
The doors open as the property celebrates it’s 10th anniversary.
The end of the strike wasn’t an easy step. Union members voted down two separate contracts over the 60-plus days that the doors remained closed. The final deal comes with an immediate signing bonus and staged wage increases for three years.
Hotel reservations are now available through the Caesars Windsor website.
If you’ve previously purchased a ticket to a concert or comedy show, they have since been rescheduled. You can use the ticket to attend the show at it’s new time, or you can begin the process to get a refund.
Rescheduled Colosseum Shows:
Pitbull Saturday, June 23, 9 pm
David Foster Friday, August 3, 8 pm
Cole Swindell Thursday, August 9, 9 pm
Darcy Oake (ALL AGES) Thursday, August 16, 3 pm & 8 pm
Lee Brice Friday, August 31, 9 pm
Johnny Reid (ALL AGES) Saturday, September 15, 8 pm
Blink-182 Tuesday, September 18, 9 pm
Buddy Guy Wednesday, October 3, 9 pm
Terry Fator Saturday, November 17, 9 pm
Brian Wilson Sunday, November 25, 9 pm
According to Caesars Windsor they’re still working to reschedule shows for both Russell Peters and Daniel O’Donnell that had to be canceled due to the strike.
If you’ve purchased a ticket and need a refund you can go to the Box Office with the original proof of purchase, the tickets and a photo ID during regular hours. If you bought tickets online you can visit Ticketmaster’s website or call 1-855-985-4357 (HELP).
In addition to the rescheduled shows, Caesars Windsor has added two new headliners to their 2018 schedule. Barry Manilow is now slated to play at the Colosseum on July 13th. Amy Schumer is doing a comedy show on September 13th. Tickets for both shows are already available online.