Mandalay Bay Events Center
|Address||3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
|Location||Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|Owner||MGM Resorts International|
|Opened||March 2, 1999|
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 and operated by MGM Resorts International and hosts a number of various music, basketball, boxing and mixed martial arts events.
|Year||Date||Nationality||Artists||Tours||Opening/Supporting Acts||Attendance||Box Office|
|2009||May 23||United States||Taylor Swift||Fearless Tour||Gloriana
|8,311 / 8,311||$551,051|
|2012||December 29 & 30||United States||Maroon 5||Overexposed Tour||N/A|
|2013||February 15||United States||Pink||Truth About Love Tour||The Hives||9,511 / 9,511||$1,033,984|
|April 12||Barbados||Rihanna||Diamonds World Tour||ASAP Rocky||8,861 / 8,861||$1,047,675|
|August 2 & 3||United Kingdom||One Direction||Take Me Home Tour||5 Seconds of Summer||N/A|
|2014||June 6||United States||Lionel Richie||All the Hits, All Night Long||CeeLo Green||N/A|
|October 12||Spain||Enrique Iglesias||Sex and Love Tour||Pitbull||9,808 / 9,808||$1,168,307|
|2016||January 9||United Kingdom||Muse||Drones World Tour|
|April 9||United Kingdom||Ellie Goulding||Delirium World Tour||Bebe Rexha
The Knocks Broods
|May 6||United States||Selena Gomez||Revival Tour||DNCE
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 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.
January 28, 2011, Ozzy Osbourne performed as part of his tour for his new album Let Me Hear You Scream.
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, UFC 181.
In 2016, it became the home of the NCAA Men's basketball postseason tournament Vegas 16.
The 2016 Spring North American League of Legends Championship Series Finals were hosted at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on April 16 and 17, 2016.
The finals day of the Evo 2016 fighting game tournament were hosted at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on July 17, 2016.
In popular culture
- http://www.mandalaybay.com/entertainment/venues.aspx Retrieved June 18, 2009.
- "LAS VEGAS AND SAN DIEGO TOUR UPDATE". December 4, 2015. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
- 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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