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Las Vegas arena designs show ambition of AEG and MGM

A monumental glass entry façade with LED overlay and skin colour and banding to mirror the desert mountains are features of the 20,000-seat sports and entertainment venue which is being developed by joint venture partners AEG and MGM Resorts International. The developer group released the first images this week.

Dan Beckerman, President and CEO, AEG, said:

From the diverse collection of unique and custom-designed premium seating and hospitality options to the variety of programming that will be booked, there will be offerings to appeal to the widest audience; from casino operators and their guests to international travellers and local residents, this will be world-class in every sense.

Brad Clark, Senior Principal at Populous and a lead designer of the arena, said:

The design of the arena ensures we will create a truly striking entertainment venue for Las Vegas – representing the colour, drama and excitement the city exudes. The arena will be an extension of The Strip’s high energy – our job with the design was to stay authentic to that spirit.

The arena is being designed with an array of unrivalled premium offerings and club experiences as well as features that will make it immediately available to host NBA and NHL teams, concerts, boxing, mixed martial arts, family shows, award shows and other major events.

Outdoor balconies extend from the arena along Rue de Monte Carlo to become dramatic vantage points facing the energy of the world-renowned Strip – the quintessential Las Vegas ‘see and be seen’ opportunity. A light-weight perforated aluminium screen serves as a protective shell, offering functional shade and wind protection while serving as an architectural transition from the plaza which serves as the entry path to the arena. Openings in the screen frame allow views west to the Spring Mountains.