MGM Funded T-Mobile Arena Already Changing Vegas Landscape
PHOTO: The new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas (Courtesy MGM Resorts)
You can still hear faint echoes from the April concert blowout celebrating the T-Mobile Arena grand opening in Las Vegas, and there is no doubt that the incredible venue is destined to make a big impact in Sin City.
The unveiling event at the arena, a joint effort between AEG and MGM Resorts, was the culmination of a project that has spanned more than two years. Building a one-of-a-kind 20,000-seat venue isn’t a small undertaking, especially when every detail was carefully considered to ensure each tiny element of the venue was at the level that elite guests would expect.
It takes a lot to stand out among the star-studded Vegas landscape, but the arena has certainly seemed to raise the bar to which other area venues will need to try and aspire. The new landmark features 50 luxury suites designed at the high caliber that VIP guests will expect. There are also an assortment of decked-out party suites, more than two dozen loge boxes, private lounges and a variety of interactive attractions.
Needless to say, there is also plenty of party space. Then there is Toshiba Plaza, an adjacent outdoor space spanning more than two acres and offering endless possibilities for all sorts of outdoor entertainment options that can take advantage of the region’s great climate.
T-Mobile Arena is a privately funded indoor arena made possible through a joint venture between AEG and MGM Resorts International. A venue like no other, the arena represents an investment of $375 million.
The arena made its public debut in a major way a few weeks ago, with an amazing show that featured a rare combination of music legends including The Killers—whose members are local natives—rising star Shamir and of course “Mr. Vegas” himself, Wayne Newton.
The show also featured a jackpot of local favorites such as Blue Man Group, Carrot Top and performers from Cirque du Soleil. The entertainment alone would surely give the crowd an experience they’d never forget, but the event also featured a seemingly endless supply of food and drink, including nearly 700 pounds of live lobsters, a million ounces of draft beer and 484 bottles of Patron.
That initial kickoff would seem like a hard act to follow, but the pace hasn’t seemed to slow at all in the weeks since. Shortly after the grand opening, Nicki Minaj performed with special guest Ariana Grande. The arena was also chosen as the first stop in the much-anticipated Guns N' Roses' reunion tour, followed by performances from George Strait, Garth Brooks, Billy Joel, UFC 200 and more. The venue will receive global attention as the location for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, hosted by Ludacris and Ciara.
The arena will continue to serve as the Vegas home for the top names in all areas of sports and entertainment, with at least 100 events a year planned. Highlights will include a wide range of professional sports events, awards shows and major entertainment headliners.
It seems that T-Mobile Arena will surely become the must-see Vegas destination for guests, VIPs and celebrities alike.
Don’t miss out! Check out all of the upcoming happenings at T-Mobile Arena.
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