SVG Photo Gallery: Behind the Scenes of T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
During a hectic NAB week in Las Vegas, more than 20 SVG members took time to tour the newest venue on the Strip: T-Mobile Arena. The 20,000-seat multipurpose facility — a joint project between MGM Resorts International and AEG — opened last month with a concert by The Killers, and will host sporting events like the UFC, Harlem Globetrotters, college basketball, and more. And while Las Vegas strives to secure either an NHL or NBA franchise (or possibly both), SVG went behind-the-scenes to check out what the venue has in store for the fan experience. Click through a photo gallery of the VIP areas, luxury suites, video-control room, truck dock, and more.
T-Mobile Arena opened on April 6, 2016.
With home and away locker rooms for both basketball and hockey, the arena is prepared to welcome and NBA and/or NHL franchise.
Tour attendees were invited to check out the truck dock outside the arena.
The T-Mobile Arena concourse
T-Mobile Arena’s Toshiba Plaza — flanked by the Monte Carlo and New York-New York hotels — can host pre-game activities and outdoor concerts.
An outdoor patio looks out at the New York-New York hotel.
A Daktronics center-hung videoboard was lifted into the ceiling to accommodate the concert set-up.
With no home team yet, the venue is decked out in shots of the Las Vegas Strip.
A look inside the bowl, including a look at the Grey Goose Loft.
The arena’s luxury boxes feature banquette seating
The video-control room
Inside the rack room
T-Mobile Arena boasts two exclusive bar areas — the Grey Goose Nest and Stella Artois Loft (seen here) — that feature bottle service.
A view of the concourse from the balcony of one of the arena’s many VIP areas
One of many VIP areas in the arena
Plenty of LED displays can be seen throughout the building
The venue, which was preparing for a George Strait concert during SVG’s tour, can seat 20,000 for boxing/UFC, 18,000 for basketball, and 17,500 for hockey.
The venue, which does not yet house a professional sports franchise, is the only free-standing neutral site on the Las Vegas Strip.