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T-Mobile Arena Celebrates Grand Opening - Toshiba Provides Display Technology

7 Apr, 2016

LAS VEGAS (April 6, 2016) – Setting the stage for the next era of Las Vegas entertainment, T-Mobile Arena will light up The Strip magenta tonight for the first time, with 20,000 fans partying to the sounds of Las Vegas favorites. The internationally acclaimed band with local roots, The Killers; Mr. Las Vegas himself, Wayne Newton; and Las Vegas-born pop artist Shamir will join a sold-out crowd to kick off an extensive schedule of concerts, sporting events, award shows and more.

“This is an exciting time for Las Vegas and everyone involved in the development of T-Mobile Arena; tonight we are opening a world-class venue that we believe will become Las Vegas’ new center of entertainment,” said Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International. “Las Vegas has long been known as the Entertainment Capital of the World, and with all the development we’ve unveiled this week in the neighborhood, you can see our deep commitment to ensuring Las Vegas holds that title for generations to come.”

Designed by Populous, T-Mobile Arena incorporated or enhanced the best features from renowned venues throughout the country for an unparalleled entertainment venue in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. The joint venture between MGM Resorts and AEG has the largest arena capacity in the city, expansive balconies curving around the building’s exterior and customizable spaces, making the arena perfect for any type of event.

Dan Beckerman, President and CEO of AEG said, “We are confident that T-Mobile Arena will transform the entertainment landscape in Las Vegas, further elevating the city’s status as one of the iconic sports and entertainment destinations in the world. Bringing together the knowledge, experience and assets of AEG and MGM Resorts International, T-Mobile Arena will become the region’s must-play venue and one of the world’s most sought after destinations for live events. This is the right time, the right location and the right partnership for this groundbreaking arena.”

John Legere, President and CEO of T-Mobile said, “We un-leashed music and entertainment streaming on your smartphone and now we’re taking it to the next level with T-Mobile Arena. T-Mobile customers will always be treated like VIPs with priority access and special benefits - right in the heart of Las Vegas.”

Experiences at T-Mobile Arena aren’t limited to what’s inside its walls. Event-day possibilities extend into Toshiba Plaza, a two-acre entertainment space fronting the arena. Featuring three stages, four 40-foot-towers with LED screens, accent lighting and speakers, and the best view of the arena’s stunning 200-foot-wide mesh LED wall, the plaza is ideal for concerts, broadcasts and much more. The excitement continues into The Park, the adjacent outdoor district that debuted April 4. Guests coming to an arena event can start their evening with a fun, casual culinary lineup featuring inviting indoor/outdoor spaces, iconic art and live entertainment. The Park serves as the gateway to T-Mobile Arena from Las Vegas Boulevard.

T-Mobile Arena and Toshiba Plaza will mark their momentous openings later today with a ribbon cutting and press conference attended by executives, local politicians, community influencers and media from around the world.  

Scott Maccabe, President and CEO of Toshiba America Business Solutions and Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions said, “It is fitting that such an amazing, state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue as T-Mobile Arena is opening in the Entertainment Capital of the World and the team at Toshiba is pleased to play a role in this venture. We are excited about having the opportunity to include our innovative display technology not only throughout the arena, but also in the creation of two of the arena’s signature elements, Toshiba Plaza and Vegas Interactive by Toshiba.  It is our hope that these two areas will enhance the fan experience for generations of T-Mobile Arena patrons.”

With innovative amenities both inside and out, the arena translates signature Las Vegas moments into one avant-garde environment that will be home to the biggest events in sports and entertainment.
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· Technology:  As you approach T-Mobile Arena, the first thing you notice is the incredible mesh LED screen facing The Strip. Without hindering the view of guests inside, the 200-foot-long screen can display anything from animated video to live performances. And once inside, T-Mobile Arena has ensured each guest will be able to live stream, post, text and capture every moment of the action with an optimized wireless network and charging stations throughout the arena. T-Mobile customers will experience blazing fast speeds on America’s fastest 4G LTE Network throughout the Arena and Plaza and for everyone else, there is access to free high-speed Wi-Fi provided by Cox Business on 550 hubs throughout the venue. Guests in certain areas also can use the network for one-touch ordering from their seats with provided tablets.

About T-Mobile Arena
T-Mobile Arena is a privately funded indoor arena. The 20,000-seat venue, located on the Las Vegas Strip between New York-New York and Monte Carlo, will host more than 100 events annually, including UFC, boxing, hockey, basketball and other sporting events, major headline entertainment, awards shows, family shows and special events.  Las Vegas’ newest landmark features 50 luxury suites, more than two dozen private loge boxes, complete broadcast facilities, and other specially designed exclusive hospitality offerings and fan amenities destined to create a guest experience second to none. Toshiba Plaza, an adjacent two-acre outdoor entertainment space, features performance stages, a variety of video screens and other interactive content and display areas. Industry-leading architect Populous designed T-Mobile Arena to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s standards for LEED® Gold Certification. T-Mobile Arena is a joint venture between AEG and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).  For more information visit the T-Mobile Arena website at t-mobilearena.com

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