History of the T-Mobile Arena, Upcoming Events, and more

Located on the infamous Las Vegas Strip, the T-Mobile Arena is a multi-purpose arena and since its opening in April of 2016, has been a major city staple. The arena boasts a large seating capacity of 20,000 and offers a diverse event space welcoming concerts, sporting events, and award shows.


History of the T-Mobile Arena 

In 2013, a group of investors and entertainment executives began exploring the idea of building a new arena in Las Vegas with the goal of creating a state-of-the-art venue that could attract major events, boost the local economy, and enhance the city’s reputation as a world-class entertainment destination.


After extensive research and planning, the group announced plans to begin construction of the T-Mobile Arena in May 2014. The arena would be located between the New York-New York and Monte Carlo resorts, on a 16-acre site that had previously been used for outdoor events. The design of the arena was inspired by the surrounding desert landscape, with a sleek, curvilinear exterior that featured LED lighting and interactive technology.


With a $375 million price tag, the T-Mobile Arena includes a variety of unique features that emphasize its commitment to sustainability. The arena was built with energy-efficient materials and systems, including a 6,000-panel solar array and a massive water-recycling system that saves over 2 million gallons of water each year.



Opening its doors to the public on April 6, 2016, with a concert by Las Vegas natives The Killers, the arena quickly became a popular destination for music fans, hosting performances by major artists such as Madonna, Paul McCartney, and Lady Gaga.



In addition to music events, the T-Mobile Arena also hosts a variety of sporting events, and in May 2016, the arena hosted its first boxing match, featuring Canelo Álvarez and Amir Khan. The following year, the arena hosted the NHL Expansion Draft, which marked the official launch of the Vegas Golden Knights hockey team.


Part of the Community 

Since its opening, the T-Mobile Arena has furthered its initial goal of contributing to the local economy and has generated millions of dollars in revenue and created hundreds of jobs. The arena is also a symbol of community pride, with its sleek design and cutting-edge technology embodying the spirit of innovation and creativity that has made Las Vegas one of the most dynamic and vibrant cities in the world.


The arena is not just about offering world-class entertainment and boosting the local economy but has also made significant investments in the local community. Over the years, the arena has partnered with local non-profit organizations, including Three Square Food Bank, and Opportunity Village, to support initiatives that improve the lives of Las Vegas residents.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, July 12, 2023, @ 7:00 p.m. Bert Kreischer

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Saturday, July 15, 2023, @ 7:00 p.m. Nickelback

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Saturday, August 19, 2023, @ 8:00 p.m. Zach Bryan

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Saturday, August 26, 2023 @ 7:00 p.m. Duran Duran

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October 7 and 8, 2023 @ 8:30 p.m. Madonna

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For a full list of upcoming events hosted at the T-Mobile Arena, click here.