The new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas opened its doors last month on April 6 and is already causing quite a stir on the Las Vegas strip. The arena is a whopping 650,000 square feet and can sit up to 20,000 people making it one of the largest entertainment centers in the city.
It features unique “configurable telescopic seating” which allows a great view for every seat in the house. T-Mobile customers can also take advantage of perks such as exclusive ticket presales, seat upgrades, and fast-track VIP entry to every event!
Even though the T-Mobile Arena has already made an impact with creating over 200 jobs as well as showcasing artists such as Nicki Minaj and Guns n Roses, many Las Vegas visitors and locals aren’t too happy with MGM Resorts International’s (owners of the arena) decision to start charging for parking.
As of June 6, all properties owned by MGM Resorts International will charge a fee to park in the resort’s parking structures. In a statement, the company claimed the fees will be used towards creating a 3,000 space parking structure on the northwest corner of the Excalibur hotel.
The self parking fees are to be waived for Nevada locals through December 29. One just has to scan their Nevada driver’s license at the self-service payment machine. MGM spokesman Gordon Absher stated the company does not access any personal information, but only scans the barcode to ensure validity.
Upcoming events at the T-Mobile arena include the Billboard Music Awards on May 22, UFC 200 on July 9, and Gwen Stefani on Aug. 19. For a full list of events and ticket information visit http://www.t-mobilearena.com/.