In the News: Future Sports Illustrated Resort in D’Iberville

future Sports Illustrated Resort in D’Iberville

Big things may be on the way with plans for a future Sports Illustrated Resort in D’Iberville underway!

In the news

You may remember Sports Illustrated announced they would be lending their name to interactive leisure resorts during this year’s Super Bowl.

If not, the future Sports Illustrated Resort in D’Iberville is here to refresh your memory!

According to recent reports, the potential $410 million resort would use the 78-acre property originally meant for the Gulf Coast Galleria.

In fact, the site is just north of Biloxi and about four miles from the coastline. City officials are working with developers and others to finalize what could become Blue Water Beach.

More about the future resort

If all goes according to plan, the D’Iberville resort could be one of the first in the United States. Talk of opening a similar resort in Orlando in 2024 are also in the works.

The South Mississippi Sports Illustrated Resort will include hotels, shopping, themed restaurants, family entertainment and more. The centerpiece in this case will be an 11-acre crystal lagoon complete with its own sandy beach.

The active lifestyle resort also hopes to bring sports dreams to life. Guests and visitors can experience one-of-a-kind immersive and interactive events while they are there.

Imagine running through a “stadium tunnel” onto a field while seeing yourself on the big screen, for instance.

Plus, there will be fun activities the whole family can enjoy. Things like surf riding, zip lining and other indoor and outdoor attractions will be on-site too.

For now, plans include three hotels with the largest boasting 200 to 300 rooms. The next step is for developers to purchase the property later this year. Then construction will begin with a projected late 2024 opening date.


The future Sports Illustrated Resort in D’Iberville will be located at the Interstate 10 and Interstate 110 intersection in D’Iberville. It will be directly south of The Promenade.

Did you know we are less than nine miles away from D’Iberville? That’s only about a 15-minute drive!


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