T-Mobile Arena is a multi-use indoor arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. Opened on April 6, 2016, the arena is a joint venture between MGM Resorts International and the Anschutz Entertainment Group.
The arena is the home of the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League who began play in 2017. Since its opening, T-Mobile Arena has primarily been used for entertainment events such as concerts and has been booked for one-off combat sports events, and other annual sporting events.
MGM and AEG announced their joint arena plan on March 1, 2013. Plans were further fleshed out over the following months with the announcement of a $100-million pedestrian shopping area, The Park, to serve as a gateway to the arena, and the retention of prominent sports architecture firm Populous to design the project. Other firms on the project include the ICON Venue Group, Thornton Tomasetti, ME Engineers, Penta Building Group and Hunt Construction Group.
The project broke ground on May 1, 2014, followed by the demolition of existing buildings, and excavation of an oval area for the arena. The final steel beam of the structure was placed on May 27, 2015.
In January 2016, T-Mobile US announced it had acquired the naming rights to the new arena in a multi-year contract. The arena held its grand opening on April 6, 2016, with a concert by Las Vegas natives The Killers, Shamir, and Wayne Newton. Country music artists Martina McBride and Cam performed at a soft opening on March 31, 2016.
During its construction, T-Mobile Arena was pointed to as the home arena for a possible National Hockey League expansion team in Las Vegas. The expansion bid was approved and announced by the NHL on June 22, 2016; the new team, the Vegas Golden Knights, began to play in the 2017–18 season.
In March 2017, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) signed a seven-year agreement to become an official tenant of T-Mobile Arena. The agreement provides UFC with permanent retail space and signage and requires the promotion to hold at least four events per year at the arena. – Wikipedia
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