T-Mobile Arena will open in Las Vegas in April


T-Mobile has shown that it likes music events, inviting artists like Shakira and Bruno Mars to perform at its announcements and giving away tickets to concerts. And soon, T-Mo will have its own venue to host concerts and other events.

T-Mobile Arena will open in Las Vegas on April 6. The first show will be performed by The Killers, but T-Mo already has several other big events planned. Those include sporting events like UFC 200 in July, UNLV/Duke college basketball, and the 2016 PBR World Finals, as well as musical acts like George Strait, Garth Brooks, and Janet Jackson.

The exciting news for T-Mobile customers is that they’ll get the hookup when it comes to events at T-Mobile Arena. Those benefits will include a fast-track VIP entrance at every event, pre-sales and seat upgrade offers, and exclusive ticket offers and premium VIP experiences at select events.

T-Mobile Arena will hold 20,000 seats and will offer charging stations throughout the concourse. It’ll also include Luxury Suites — all 42 of which have been sold — Opera Boxes, Club Suites, and private Bunker Suites.

The arena is located at 3780 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, Nev., 89109. T-Mobile says that it’s locked up multi-year naming rights for the venue.

In addition to being all about music, from getting acts to play at events and offering features like Music Freedom, we know that John Legere is a big Ronda Rousey fan. And so considering all that we know about John Legere and T-Mobile, it’s not surprising to see them scoop up the rights to have “T-Mobile Arena” in huge magenta letters atop a brand new venue in Las Vegas. The move serves as a nice marketing opportunity for T-Mo, and it works out nicely for T-Mobile customers that’ll get special treatment at the venue for being a part of Team Magenta.

Source: T-Mobile

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  • Mark

    There are already rumors that the NHL might be looking at Vegas for its next expansion (along with Quebec City)… at least they’ll have a place to play!

    • Aaron

      I was going to say the same thing… Sounds like it would be the perfect venue

      • Marianne Myers

        Yes, me too. This has to be in anticipation of the expected NHL expansion.

  • vrm

    what a waste of money. It will NOT draw more people to t-mobile than regular ads. Could have been better spent elsewhere.

    This is more like a traditional carrier.

    • kev2684

      These big companies are buying naming rights for brand presence. They do help a lot, actually.

      • Kiwini

        Vanity. Like others said, this is not an arena for a major city sports team /concert venue where Tmobile Arena would constantly be seen on TV or named in stories and articles.

        I’d like to see research about how many customers switch to Tmobile because an arena in Las Vegas is named after Tmobile. I bet if I hadn’t seen this post, I’d never even know an arena was named after Tmobile because as someone above stated, most people won’t ever hear about it

        • Mark

          “Vanity. Like others said, this is not an arena for a major city
          sports team /concert venue where Tmobile Arena would constantly be seen
          on TV or named in stories and articles.”

          See below about the NHL expansion, not to mention competing with the MGM Grand for boxing and MMA events.

    • Phone Guy

      How many carriers give free upgrades and VIP treats to their customers in their arenas? at&t arenas don’t. Verizon named arenas don’t. So once again T-Mobile is the uncarrier and gives away good stuff to its customers So Un Carrier.

  • Tim O. Towers

    Why no mention of Macklemore?

    • Kiwini

      Cuz he’s from Seattle and not Las Vegas?

  • Adam

    I hope they have un-carrier beer prices. Last time I was at AT&T park, I had to pay overages for drinking more than the tiny cup.

  • Tm0

    T-Mobile should make deals like this in the top 5 metropolitan area’s of the U.S. It would be a huge benefit to customers and get a lot of people to switch. If my friend had T-Mobile and I didn’t and they got VIP treatment for just being a T-Mobile customer I would switch the next day. It works all the time for credit card company’s like American Express.

    • Vegas is smart, because everyone goes to Vegas for conventions or vacation so they get way more exposure than in a “normal” city…

      • Tm0

        The top 5 metropolitan areas of the Untied States are anything but a normal city. (1) New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (2) Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (3) Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (4) Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (5) Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX.

        The combined population from the top five metropolitan area’s from 2013 is 55,742,293 and those cities see around 40 million visitors or more. All cities in the top 5 metropolitan areas has a population greater than 6 million.

        Vegas has a population of 1,951,269 and see around 40 million visitors each year.

        I’m not saying Vegas is a bad idea for T-Mobile, but I have never been to Vegas and it’s not on the top of my travel list.

        • FILA

          Ahhh, DC/Baltimore is #4 Metro. Yay Yay!

  • MarcVH

    Note that the address isn’t very informative here; for anyone who has been to Vegas a better description of the location would be “behind NYNY.”

  • Kiwini

    What’s the connection between Tmobile and Las Vegas except Legere liking to party there?

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  • Cam Fas

    Time for some carrier aggragation as soon as the band 12 sale is finalized in Las Vegas. Some enhanced back-haul would be nice if they got everything up and running before CES-2017 maybe they could top it off with making Vegas the first city they decommission edge and hapa+ why not push the best network upgrades forward in the town with your stadium, CES along with all the other conventions that take place every year.

  • mikeZo6

    Instead of wasting lots of money on arena Tmo #1 concern should be improving the LTE Network cause it still needs a ton of improvement

  • BOlieve in AJ’s EMMAlution

    So there can be a Verizon Center, Sprint Center and AT&T Stadium but everybody is a expert on how to spend a company’s money when T-Mobile wants to get more promotion on their product.

  • tom riddle

    the new L.V. nhl team should play there.