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By the numbers: AEG-MGM arena partnership

AEG-MGM arena

Tom Donoghue

"This will be a destination. Think of all the events that will be here in the future. We’ll have dance. We’ll have music. We’ll have sporting events. Hopefully we’ll have a professional team for Las Vegas — all things that make life better for people who live here and bring people here to partake in the wonderful things Las Vegas has to offer.” — Clark County Commissioner Mary Beth Scow


Cost of the privately funded project — the same amount AEG spent in 1999 for Los Angeles’ Staples Center. AEG also helped build the most expensive arena in the United States, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, which cost $1 billion.


Events per year the arena is expected to host, including concerts, sporting events and awards shows.


Number of people the arena will be able to hold for UFC and boxing matches, as well as center-stage concerts. Capacity for basketball games will be 18,500, 17,500 for hockey and 12,000 to 18,000 for end-stage concerts.

7.1K tons

Weight of the estimated 7,000 pieces of steel used in the arena’s structure. Some pieces are as short as two feet, others as long as 350 feet.

200K lbs.

Weight the arena roof’s rigging grid will be able to support to hang a video board, speaker system and other equipment needed for concerts and events.


Number of construction workers building the arena. The project broke ground May 1, 2014, and the arena is scheduled to open in spring 2016.

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