What others are saying about T-Mobile Arena

T-Mobile Arena officially opens its doors April 6 and tourists, artists, locals and Las Vegas resorts are weighing in on the Strip’s new squeeze via social media.

Almost two years after breaking ground and $375 million later, golden shovels and confetti have been replaced with giant pink letters and 20,000 seats waiting to be filled. Between Pac-12 men’s basketball making the move to the “big boy arena” and hometown heroes The Killers christening the joint on night one, filling those seats won’t take long.

 



 



Wireless operator T-Mobile scooped up the naming rights to the former AEG-MGM arena in early January and the countdown to opening has only been ticking louder.

But what’s everyone actually saying about this massive copper structure that’s slowly been creeping up the Las Vegas skyline?

Check out the social feedback so far:

What’s trending? #TMobileArena

Though many are welcoming the new venue, some aren’t too thrilled about the project just west of the Strip. Whether it’s fear of losing a signal inside a place named after a major carrier or disinterest in the development itself, there’s been no shortage of concerned posts.

 

Went to the soft run last night. They have to definitely have to work on the parking. Even getting to it was a night…

Posted by Helen Voutsinas on Friday, 1 April 2016

 

 

 

T Mobile user who cant get a signal indoors at t mobile arena.

Posted by Israel Garcia on Monday, 14 March 2016

 

 

But other social users are a little more excited for its opening.

The beginning of the New job! #excitedaf #tmobilearena

Posted by Vanessa Monique Chavez on Saturday, 19 March 2016

 

How the city feels about it

 

Cheers! We‘re celebrating the final countdown to the grand opening of the T-Mobile Arena with a special ‘Top Shelf‘ cocktail. Raise a glass with us as we welcome our new neighbors, officially arriving April 6, 2016!

Posted by Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas on Wednesday, 30 March 2016

 

 

 

Welcome to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Where our customers always get lucky.

Posted by T-Mobile on Thursday, 7 January 2016

 

 

 

On a beautiful morning like this, we can’t wait for The Park Vegas and T-Mobile Arena to light up Vegas!

Posted by New York – New York Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Saturday, 19 March 2016

 

 

Local companies are also piggybacking and offering deals related to the opening.

 

Only a month left until our newest neighbor T-Mobile Arena opens their doors for some world class entertainment! Tickets for their first shows are up for sale! Get yours now!#Vegas

Posted by Las Vegas Monorail on Monday, 7 March 2016

 

 

Entertainment

While many have snapped up pictures of the arena’s facade, a good portion of the hype on social media is a direct result of the entertainment lineup.

Here’s the current list of acts headed to T-Mobile in 2016:

  • 4/6 — The Killers with Wayne Newton
  • 4/7 — Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande
  • 4/8-4/9 — Guns N Roses with Alice in Chains
  • 4/19 — Harlem Globetrotters
  • 4/22-4/23 — George Strait with Kacey Musgraves
  • 4/30 — Billy Joel
  • 5/7 — Kanelo vs. Khan
  • 5/14 — Janet Jackson
  • 6/24-6/25 — Garth Brooks with Trisha Yearwood
  • 7/2-7/4 — Garth Brooks with Trisha Yearwood
  • 7/9 — UFC 200
  • 7/16 — Dixie Chicks
  • 9/9-9/10 — George Strait with Kacey Musgraves
  • 10/21 — Keith Urban
  • 11/2-11/6 — Professional Bull Riders World Finals
  • 12/2-12/3 — George Strait with Kacey Musgraves

Vegas wants hockey

The newest addition to the glittering Las Vegas Strip will debut without a slot machine or a blackjack table in sight.

No NHL team, either, but that doesn’t stop MGM officials from believing they will hit the jackpot with a new $375 million arena that sits in the middle of all the best action this gambling town has to offer.

“We’re ready for an NHL team,” said Rick Arpin, senior vice president of entertainment for MGM Resorts International. “But our primary motivation was not for a pro sports team. We built this building to get events we couldn’t do otherwise, and pro sports certainly fits in that.”

 

With the brand new T-Mobile Arena set to open in less than two weeks, we have a lot of good times to look forward to. …

Posted by Vegas Wants Hockey on Friday, 25 March 2016

 

 

AP Sports writer Tim Dahlberg contributed to this report.

Contact Ashley Casper at acasper@reviewjournal.com. Follow her on Twitter: @TheCasperA

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