T-Mobile Arena

Las Vegas

  • Services

    Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Design

  • Typologies

    Arenas

  • Building Activities

    Basketball, Boxing, Concerts, Ice Hockey

  • Location

    North America

  • Completion

    2016

CHALLENGE. Two environments come to mind when we think of Las Vegas. One is the glitz and glamour of The Strip. The other is a spectacular surrounding landscape highlighted by the Spring Mountains to the west. The design for T-Mobile Arena, an AEG and MGM Resorts International joint venture, needed to speak to both in a way that felt authentic to locals and tourists alike.

INNOVATION. To capture the excitement of Las Vegas Boulevard sitting just a block away, the arena opens with an expansive glass façade and sweeping 9,000-square-foot LED screen. An outdoor performance stage and sweeping balconies also radiate energy outward into The Park, a winding landscaped space that weaves the arena together with its neighbors.

Meanwhile, the south and west facades of the arena reflect desert and mountain influences and feature a solid skin that protects against the intense desert sun. This “of the desert” skin wraps the arena with rolling bands of metal that evoke the color and sedimentary layering of the desert mountains.

The venue’s interior design also takes its cue from sedimentary layering, with the lowest level premium spaces and concourse inspired by the strata of the mountains and premium spaces in the upper levels reflecting the oranges, blues and purples of Las Vegas’ dusk sky. Two dramatic sponsor towers provide bird’s-eye views and showcase the ‘see and be seen’ nature of the city.

IMPACT. Our design for AEG & MGM Resorts’ new arena provides the city with a first-class venue, one that thinks beyond traditional premium spaces and seating bowl configurations. MGM expects the venue to generate an additional $900 million in economic impact. Since opening, T-Mobile Arena has become the official homes to both the UFC and NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights.

I can tell you when you visit this arena tonight, and any night, you will say there’s no better arena, no better venue in the world.

Jim Murren / MGM Chairman and CEO
Facts and Figures
LEED Certification
Gold
Project cost
$375 million
Square footage
650,000
Capacity (hockey)
17,500
Outdoor LED screen size
9,000 square feet
Awards
2017
Best New Major Concert Venue | Pollstar
2017
Spotlight Award - Suites Category | ALSD
2017
Engineering Honor Award | ACEC Colorado
2016
Excellence in Safety Award | Engineering News Record
2016
Best Projects - Sports/Entertainment Category | ENR Southwest
2016
Best Stadiums of the Year | Sports Management Review
Project Team

Kurt Amundsen

Brent Roberts

Jason Carmello

Geoff Cheong

Tracy Payne

Brad Clark

Chris Carver

Craig Meyer

Chris Minter

Dan Schaaf

Kobi Bradley

Thomas Jones

Brian Mirakian

Gabe Braselton