Construction workers on Wednesday installed the last beam of the $375 million arena being built behind the New York-New York garage on the Strip, marking a milestone two days ahead of schedule.
The National Hockey League Board of Governors could vote on a Las Vegas franchise bid in September for a 2017-18 season start, the MGM International executive overseeing arena operations and the company’s new Strip arena said Friday.
The nationally known political and sports stat guru trashes Sin City’s hockey hopes on his website, but locals say he doesn’t understand Las Vegas.
Naming rights for the AEG/MGM Resorts International 20,000-seat arena could be worth $2 million to $10 million per year — if Las Vegas lands a pro sports team.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas officials are working with a sports facility consultant to draw naming rights deals in hope of generating more money from its three-building campus sports complex.
One year of construction has been completed and there’s one year to go before the newest entertainment venue in Las Vegas will open.
At first blush, it might sound creepy and Big Brotherish — cameras documenting an arena visitor’s gender and age, then computers digesting facial images to generate digital ads, music and food selections tailored to fit a crowd’s demographic composition. But this kind of technology will be used at the MGM-AEG arena on the Strip.
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Foundation, UNLV’s nonprofit fund-raising arm, has entered a deal with Wells Fargo to buy a 42-acre site at Koval Lane and Tropicana Avenue for $50 million for a potential football stadium, or other uses.
Developers of the $375 million arena behind New York-New York on the Strip have signed two major global brands — Toshiba and Coca-Cola — as founding sponsorship partners for the venue that is scheduled to open in April 2016.
Nearly five months after staging an arena ground breaking, the developer of a $1.4 billion hotel and arena project next to SLS Las Vegas on the Strip is still working on a development agreement with Clark County that is needed before lenders will release funds and construction can begin.