AEG and MGM break ground on $375 million Las Vegas arena

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AEG and MGM Resorts International held a groundbreaking ceremony for the $375 million, 20,000-seat sports and entertainment arena in Las Vegas. Big names like Floyd Mayweather Jr., Bill Walton, Luc Robitaille and UFC President Dana White were in attendance.

The arena is being designed with an array of unrivaled premium offerings and club experiences as well as features that will make it immediately available to host NBA and NHL teams, concerts, boxing, mixed martial arts, family shows, award shows and other major events. This massive venue will be the centerpiece of the revitalization of the area between New York-New York and Monte Carlo resorts, extending from Las Vegas Blvd. to Frank Sinatra Drive. It is scheduled to open in the spring of 2016.


An expansive glass façade with an overlay of video marks the front door and monumental interior atrium, creating a striking arrival statement. With a spectacular balcony featuring an LED soffit and exterior performance stage below, the arena becomes an extension of the visual cacophony and high energy of the Las Vegas Strip.
An expansive glass façade with an overlay of video marks the front door and monumental interior atrium, creating a striking arrival statement. With a spectacular balcony featuring an LED soffit and exterior performance stage below, the arena becomes an extension of the visual cacophony and high energy of the Las Vegas Strip.
An expansive glass façade with an overlay of video marks the front door and monumental interior atrium, creating a striking arrival statement. With a spectacular balcony featuring an LED soffit and exterior performance stage below, the arena becomes an extension of the visual cacophony and high energy of the Las Vegas Strip.
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: (L-R) Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer, Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak, MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren, WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., President and CEO of AEG Dan Beckerman, sportscaster Bill Walton, President of business operations for the Los Angeles Kings Luc Robitaille and UFC President Dana White shovel dirt during a groundbreaking for a USD 375 million, 20,000-seat sports and entertainment arena being built by MGM Resorts International and AEG on May 1, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The arena is scheduled to open in early 2016. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for MGM Resorts)
MGM Resorts And AEG Break Ground On New Las Vegas Arena
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: (L-R) Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer, Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak, MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren, WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., President and CEO of AEG Dan Beckerman, sportscaster Bill Walton, President of business operations for the Los Angeles Kings Luc Robitaille and UFC President Dana White shovel dirt during a groundbreaking for a USD 375 million, 20,000-seat sports and entertainment arena being built by MGM Resorts International and AEG on May 1, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The arena is scheduled to open in early 2016. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for MGM Resorts)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayeather Jr. arrives on a bull dozer during a groundbreaking for a USD 375 million, 20,000-seat sports and entertainment arena being built by MGM Resorts International and AEG on May 1, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The arena is scheduled to open in early 2016. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for MGM Resorts)
MGM Resorts And AEG Break Ground On New Las Vegas Arena
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayeather Jr. arrives on a bull dozer during a groundbreaking for a USD 375 million, 20,000-seat sports and entertainment arena being built by MGM Resorts International and AEG on May 1, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The arena is scheduled to open in early 2016. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for MGM Resorts)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren attends a groundbreaking for a USD 375 million, 20,000-seat sports and entertainment arena being built by MGM Resorts International and AEG on May 1, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The arena is scheduled to open in early 2016. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for MGM Resorts)
MGM Resorts And AEG Break Ground On New Las Vegas Arena
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren attends a groundbreaking for a USD 375 million, 20,000-seat sports and entertainment arena being built by MGM Resorts International and AEG on May 1, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The arena is scheduled to open in early 2016. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for MGM Resorts)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: UFC President Dana White (L) greets WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. during a groundbreaking for a USD 375 million, 20,000-seat sports and entertainment arena being built by MGM Resorts International and AEG on May 1, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The arena is scheduled to open in early 2016. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for MGM Resorts)
MGM Resorts And AEG Break Ground On New Las Vegas Arena
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: UFC President Dana White (L) greets WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. during a groundbreaking for a USD 375 million, 20,000-seat sports and entertainment arena being built by MGM Resorts International and AEG on May 1, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The arena is scheduled to open in early 2016. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for MGM Resorts)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayeather Jr. arrives on a bull dozer during a groundbreaking for a USD 375 million, 20,000-seat sports and entertainment arena being built by MGM Resorts International and AEG on May 1, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The arena is scheduled to open in early 2016. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for MGM Resorts)
MGM Resorts And AEG Break Ground On New Las Vegas Arena
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayeather Jr. arrives on a bull dozer during a groundbreaking for a USD 375 million, 20,000-seat sports and entertainment arena being built by MGM Resorts International and AEG on May 1, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The arena is scheduled to open in early 2016. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for MGM Resorts)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren (C) speaks during a groundbreaking for a USD 375 million, 20,000-seat sports and entertainment arena being built by MGM Resorts International and AEG on May 1, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The arena is scheduled to open in early 2016. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for MGM Resorts)
MGM Resorts And AEG Break Ground On New Las Vegas Arena
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren (C) speaks during a groundbreaking for a USD 375 million, 20,000-seat sports and entertainment arena being built by MGM Resorts International and AEG on May 1, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The arena is scheduled to open in early 2016. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for MGM Resorts)
Outdoor balconies extend from the arena along Rue de Monte Carlo to become dramatic vantage points facing the energy of the world-renowned Strip – the quintessential Las Vegas “see and be seen” opportunity. A light-weight perforated aluminum screen serves as a protective shell, offering functional shade and wind protection while serving as an architectural transition from the plaza which serves as the entry path to the arena. Openings in the screen frame allow views west to the Spring Mountains.
Outdoor balconies extend from the arena along Rue de Monte Carlo to become dramatic vantage points facing the energy of the world-renowned Strip – the quintessential Las Vegas “see and be seen” opportunity. A light-weight perforated aluminum screen serves as a protective shell, offering functional shade and wind protection while serving as an architectural transition from the plaza which serves as the entry path to the arena. Openings in the screen frame allow views west to the Spring Mountains.
Outdoor balconies extend from the arena along Rue de Monte Carlo to become dramatic vantage points facing the energy of the world-renowned Strip – the quintessential Las Vegas “see and be seen” opportunity. A light-weight perforated aluminum screen serves as a protective shell, offering functional shade and wind protection while serving as an architectural transition from the plaza which serves as the entry path to the arena. Openings in the screen frame allow views west to the Spring Mountains.
The exterior form responds to the climate by presenting a solid skin against the intense desert sun on the south and west sides of the arena. This skin wraps tightly to the efficient elliptical plan within and is expressed in undulating bands of metal which evoke the color and sedimentary layering of the surrounding desert mountains. The skin extends to ground level to conceal and cover the ground level VIP drop offs.
The exterior form responds to the climate by presenting a solid skin against the intense desert sun on the south and west sides of the arena. This skin wraps tightly to the efficient elliptical plan within and is expressed in undulating bands of metal which evoke the color and sedimentary layering of the surrounding desert mountains. The skin extends to ground level to conceal and cover the ground level VIP drop offs.
The exterior form responds to the climate by presenting a solid skin against the intense desert sun on the south and west sides of the arena. This skin wraps tightly to the efficient elliptical plan within and is expressed in undulating bands of metal which evoke the color and sedimentary layering of the surrounding desert mountains. The skin extends to ground level to conceal and cover the ground level VIP drop offs.
The arena, which will be the centerpiece of the revitalization of the area between New York-New York and Monte Carlo resorts, extending from Las Vegas Blvd. to Frank Sinatra Drive, is scheduled to open in the spring of 2016.
The arena, which will be the centerpiece of the revitalization of the area between New York-New York and Monte Carlo resorts, extending from Las Vegas Blvd. to Frank Sinatra Drive, is scheduled to open in the spring of 2016.
The arena, which will be the centerpiece of the revitalization of the area between New York-New York and Monte Carlo resorts, extending from Las Vegas Blvd. to Frank Sinatra Drive, is scheduled to open in the spring of 2016.
The state-of-the-art arena will feature a variety of premium seating offerings and hospitality areas for entertaining and private events.  Multiple bunker clubs, bunker suites, in-bowl sponsor zones, VIP drop-off zones with private lobbies as well as an 85’– high atrium and an array of exterior balconies will bring the ultimate Las Vegas experience inside the venue.
The state-of-the-art arena will feature a variety of premium seating offerings and hospitality areas for entertaining and private events. Multiple bunker clubs, bunker suites, in-bowl sponsor zones, VIP drop-off zones with private lobbies as well as an 85’– high atrium and an array of exterior balconies will bring the ultimate Las Vegas experience inside the venue.
The state-of-the-art arena will feature a variety of premium seating offerings and hospitality areas for entertaining and private events.  Multiple bunker clubs, bunker suites, in-bowl sponsor zones, VIP drop-off zones with private lobbies as well as an 85’– high atrium and an array of exterior balconies will bring the ultimate Las Vegas experience inside the venue.
The arena, which will be the centerpiece of the revitalization of the area between New York-New York and Monte Carlo resorts, extending from Las Vegas Blvd. to Frank Sinatra Drive, is scheduled to open in the spring of 2016.
The arena, which will be the centerpiece of the revitalization of the area between New York-New York and Monte Carlo resorts, extending from Las Vegas Blvd. to Frank Sinatra Drive, is scheduled to open in the spring of 2016.
The arena, which will be the centerpiece of the revitalization of the area between New York-New York and Monte Carlo resorts, extending from Las Vegas Blvd. to Frank Sinatra Drive, is scheduled to open in the spring of 2016.
The arena, which will be the centerpiece of the revitalization of the area between New York-New York and Monte Carlo resorts, extending from Las Vegas Blvd. to Frank Sinatra Drive, is scheduled to open in the spring of 2016.
The arena, which will be the centerpiece of the revitalization of the area between New York-New York and Monte Carlo resorts, extending from Las Vegas Blvd. to Frank Sinatra Drive, is scheduled to open in the spring of 2016.
The arena, which will be the centerpiece of the revitalization of the area between New York-New York and Monte Carlo resorts, extending from Las Vegas Blvd. to Frank Sinatra Drive, is scheduled to open in the spring of 2016.
The arena, which will be the centerpiece of the revitalization of the area between New York-New York and Monte Carlo resorts, extending from Las Vegas Blvd. to Frank Sinatra Drive, is scheduled to open in the spring of 2016.
The arena, which will be the centerpiece of the revitalization of the area between New York-New York and Monte Carlo resorts, extending from Las Vegas Blvd. to Frank Sinatra Drive, is scheduled to open in the spring of 2016.
The arena, which will be the centerpiece of the revitalization of the area between New York-New York and Monte Carlo resorts, extending from Las Vegas Blvd. to Frank Sinatra Drive, is scheduled to open in the spring of 2016.

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