T-Mobile Arena has already become one of the top-ranking sports and entertainment venues in the city. Located in prime real estate in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, coveted spots on the calendar of events planned for this year are quickly filling up.
This impressive space may be one of the newest buildings on the block, but the plan is for it to stick around for the long haul. As part of the continued eco-friendly efforts led by MGM Resorts International, the new arena was designed and constructed for sustainability and meets the requirements necessary to receive the U.S. Green Building Council LEED Gold Certification. Because bigger and better doesn’t have to mean bad for the environment.
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and buildings who live up to the high standards of certification must earn enough points in the categories of: water efficiency, site sustainability, renewable energy systems and resources, and indoor environmental quality. For as big and bright as Las Vegas is, many would be surprised how many hotels and casinos are taking positive action on reducing their carbon footprint.
Leading by Example
To put it simply, MGM Resorts cares about protecting the planet and has taken significant action in order to see this initiative through. By way of the Green Advantage, they’ve integrated a commitment to the environment that spans across both the construction and operation of all its properties.
By implementing these conservation best practices, which includes water use reduction and innovation in design, among other factors, MGM Resorts has been able to reduce its emissions by over 60,000 metric tons of CO2e. Looking toward the future, the idea is not only to continue this forward way of thinking, but to educate and empower others about what can be done on a smaller scale.
T-Mobile Arena also makes it easier for guests to utilize public transportation, by offering an easy access stop on the Monorail near MGM Grand, which is a short walk to the venue. Additionally, the arena rubs elbows with New York-New York and Park MGM as part of the transformation that has been emerging from this part of the Strip. The arena sits within the parameters of The Park, an outdoor entertainment experience giving crowds an opportunity to eat, drink, and shop close by pre- or post-show.
Go Green or Go Home
The “green” initiative set forth by T-Mobile Arena and MGM Resorts is setting a standard for how Las Vegas hospitality groups can and should be honoring sustainability efforts without compromising quality. T-Mobile Arena serves a multi-purpose space that spans a 650,000 square foot area with over 100 events scheduled annually.
Its flexible seating makes it easier to adapt to and accommodate the setups of different entertainment groups, which is why you might be watching a hockey game, a concert, and an awards show all in the same week.
Guests can opt for VIP status by reserving one of 44 luxury suites or securing a party suite, which are available as part the venue’s many amenities. There are two private VIP entrances and premium balcony areas perfect for special events and pre-event activities. It’s clear that with regards to the design and execution of the arena and the surrounding space, there was no holding back.
T-Mobile Arena was created to satisfy the needs and wants of the talent it hosts and the guests it welcomes. Its arrival on the scene has caused quite the stir along the Strip and continues to bring swarms of people eager to see what MGM Resorts has planned next.
What’s Next for T-Mobile Arena
In its inaugural year, the venue hosted some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, including Carrie Underwood, Steven Tyler, Maxwell and Mary J. Blige, Keith Urban, Garth Brooks, Barbra Streisand Coldplay, Drake, and Kanye West.
It set the stage for the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival weekend, the 17th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, and the PBR World Finals. It’s made a name for itself right out of the gate and there’s no plan of slowing down anytime soon.
Lineups in the past have included George Strait, Bruno Mars, and Bon Jovi just to name a few. T-Mobile Arena have also hosted the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament during March Madness and the Academy of Country Music Awards.
Hockey games, UFC fights, and other concert and live entertainment events will continue to be added to the calendar as the year goes on, so watch out for favorite acts on tour this year. Most likely, they will make a stop at T-Mobile Arena as part of their tour.