Mandalay Bay Events Center
|Mandalay Bay Events Center|
|Address||3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
|Location||Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|Owner||MGM Resorts International|
Mandalay Bay Events Center is a 12,000-seat indoor arena at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, on the Las Vegas Strip, in Paradise, Nevada. It is owned by MGM Resorts International, and hosts a number of various music, boxing and mixed martial arts events.
It has hosted the Latin Grammy Awards five times. The Latin Grammys were held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in 2007 and from 2009 to 2012. The 14th Annual Latin Grammy Awards will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 21, 2013.  VH1 held the first two Rock Honors ceremonies in this facility in 2006 and 2007.
The arena also hosted Crüe Fest on August 1, 2008.
It played host to 311's biennial 3-11 Day concert on March 11, 2010. The band played four sets with 60 songs total.
The arena also hosted the 2010 revival of the Lilith Fair on July 9.
Since 2008, the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino has played host to the Las Vegas stop of the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions.
The first National Basketball Association game on the Las Vegas Strip since 1981 was at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on October 6, 2012, a preseason contest between the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Clippers. The same two teams played another preseason game there on October 19, 2013.
It held the largest Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) weigh-in show in history in conjunction with International Fight week and held 10,000 fans. As of February 2012, the Mandalay Bay Events Center has held twenty-five UFC events, starting with UFC 33, and most recently, The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale.
In popular culture
- http://www.mandalaybay.com/entertainment/venues.aspx Retrieved June 18, 2009.
- Latin GRAMMYs To Light Up Las Vegas
- "UFC 148 weight-ins on YouTube". Retrieved July 7, 2012.
- http://www.movielocationsguide.com/Rocky_Balboa/filming_locations/Mandalay_Bay.php Retrieved June 18, 2009.
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