Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay
Events Center is a 12,000-seat indoor arena at the Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay
Resort and Casino, on the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Strip, in Paradise, Nevada.[1] It is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International
and hosts a number of various music, basketball, boxing and mixed martial arts events.


1 Sports 2 Entertainment events 3 In popular culture 4 References

Sports[edit] The Events Center hosts boxing matches, including the high-profile Amir Khan vs. Zab Judah
Amir Khan vs. Zab Judah
Light welterweight title unification match on July 23, 2011. As of December 2016, the Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay
Events Center has held 31 Ultimate Fighting Championship
Ultimate Fighting Championship
events, starting with UFC 33, and most recently, UFC Fight Night 88. It held the largest Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) weigh-in show in history in conjunction with International Fight week and held 10,000 fans.[2] The 999th episode of WWE Raw
was held at the arena on July 16, 2012, the first time the WWE played at Mandalay Bay. The first National Basketball
Association game on the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Strip since 1981 was at the Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay
Events Center on October 6, 2012, a preseason contest between the Denver Nuggets
Denver Nuggets
and the Los Angeles Clippers. The teams returned for preseason games in 2013 and 2014.. In 2016, it became the home of the NCAA Men's basketball postseason tournament Vegas 16. The NBA and WNBA officially announced on October 17, 2017 that the San Antonio Stars
San Antonio Stars
would relocate from San Antonio, Texas and would be playing at the Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay
Events Center starting in the 2018 season as the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Aces.[3] The 2016 Spring North American League of Legends Championship Series Finals were hosted at the Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay
Events Center on April 16 and 17, 2016. The Grand Finals of Evo 2016
Evo 2016
and Evo 2017
Evo 2017
were hosted in the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Entertainment events[edit]

Entertainment events held at Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay
Events Center

Date Nationalities Artists Events Supporting Acts Attendance Box Office


August 12 Colombia Shakira Oral Fixation Tour N/A N/A N/A


December 8 United Kingdom Spice Girls The Return of the Spice Girls N/A N/A N/A

December 9

December 11


May 23 United States Taylor Swift Fearless Tour Gloriana Kellie Pickler 8,311 / 8,311 $551,051


July 2 Barbados Rihanna Loud Tour J. Cole K.T N/A N/A

November 19 United States Katy Perry California
Dreams Tour Ellie Goulding

December 3 N/A Cirque de Soleil Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour N/A 140,019 / 260,640 $14,475,909

December 4

December 9

December 11

December 17

December 18

December 19

December 27


August 18 United States Jennifer Lopez Enrique Iglesias Dance Again World Tour Frankie J N/A N/A

December 29 United States Maroon 5 Overexposed Tour Neon Trees Owl City

December 30


February 15 United States Pink Truth About Love Tour The Hives 9,511 / 9,511 $1,033,984

March 15 United States Alicia Keys Set the World on Fire Tour Miguel N/A N/A

April 12 Barbados Rihanna Diamonds World Tour ASAP Rocky 8,861 / 8,861 $1,047,675

August 2 United Kingdom One Direction Take Me Home Tour 5 Seconds of Summer N/A N/A

August 3


June 6 United States Lionel Richie All the Hits, All Night Long CeeLo Green N/A N/A

October 12 Spain Enrique Iglesias Sex and Love Tour Pitbull 9,808 / 9,808 $1,168,307


August 15 United States Kelly Clarkson Piece by Piece Tour[4] Pentatonix Eric Hutchinson Abi Ann N/A N/A

October 2 South Korea BIGBANG Made World Tour[5] N/A N/A N/A


January 9[6] United Kingdom Muse Drones World Tour[7][8][9] Phantogram N/A N/A

February 13 United States Black Sabbath The End Tour[10][11][12][13] Rival Sons 8,555 / 9,283 $962,808

February 28 United Kingdom Iron Maiden The Book of Souls World Tour[14][15][16][17] The Raven Age 9,000 / 9,000 $862,872

April 9 United Kingdom Ellie Goulding Delirium World Tour[18][19][20] Bebe Rexha Broods 7,998 / 7,998 N/A

April 29 Barbados Rihanna Anti World Tour[21][22] Travis Scott[23] 16,220 / 16,419 $1,673,817

April 30

May 6 United States Selena Gomez Revival Tour[24][25] DNCE Bea Miller 8,761 / 9,173 $594,878


February 18 United States Twenty One Pilots Emotional Roadshow World Tour[26] Judah & the Lion Jon Bellion 8,681 / 8,681 $418,029

March 24 United States Panic! at the Disco Death of a Bachelor Tour[27][28] MisterWives Saint Motel 8,845 / 8,845 $463,599

October 14 United States Janet Jackson State of the World Tour[29] DJ Aktive 7,583 / 8,077 $931,996

October 22 Canada Arcade Fire Infinite Content Tour[30] Angel Olsen TBA TBA


February 16 United States Lana Del Rey LA to the Moon Tour[31] Kali Uchis TBA TBA

June 9 United States Kesha Macklemore The Adventures of Kesha
and Macklemore[32] TBA TBA TBA

Rock band Journey performed at the arena in December 2000 which was filmed for the Journey 2001 DVD. It has hosted the Latin Grammy Awards
Latin Grammy Awards
six times. The Latin Grammys were held at the Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay
Events Center in 2007 and from 2009 to 2013.[33] VH1
held the first two Rock Honors ceremonies in this facility in 2006 and 2007. It was the host of Yanni's Yanni
Live! The Concert Event, in 2006. The arena hosted Crüe Fest
Crüe Fest
on August 1, 2008. It played host to 311's biennial 3-11 Day concert on March 11, 2010. The band played four sets with 60 songs total. The arena hosted the 2010 revival of the Lilith Fair
Lilith Fair
on July 9. On August 23, 2010 the arena served as the venue for Miss Universe 2010 where at the conclusion of the event Ximena Navarrete
Ximena Navarrete
of Mexico was crowned as the winner. January 28, 2011, Ozzy Osbourne performed as part of his tour for his new album Let Me Hear You Scream. The cast of Glee were there on the first stop on their Glee Live! In Concert! tour on May 21, 2011. On May 14, 2017 the arena hosted Miss USA
Miss USA
2017 pageant.[34] In popular culture[edit]

Rocky Balboa, 2006 (the final boxing match)[35] Yanni
Live! The Concert Event, 2006


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Tour for America This Fall". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-06-28.  ^ "LAS VEGAS AND SAN DIEGO TOUR UPDATE". December 4, 2015. Retrieved December 23, 2015.  ^ Marano, Francesco (2015-10-19). "Muse Extend 2015-2016 Tour Dates For "Drones World Tour" Schedule: Ticket Presale Code Info". Zumic. Retrieved 2016-10-11.  ^ Chareunsy, Don (2016-01-12). "Review: Muse's spectacle is spectacular at Mandalay Bay". Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Sun. Retrieved 2016-10-11.  ^ Prevatt, Mike (2016-01-13). "AN IMPRESSIVE STAGE SHOW ALMOST REDEEMS MUSE FROM ITS PARANOID BOMBAST". Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Weekly. Retrieved 2016-10-11.  ^ Payne, Chris (2015-09-03). " Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath
Announces 2016 Farewell Tour Dates". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-10-11.  ^ Stapleton, Susan (2015-09-04). " Las Vegas
Las Vegas
makes the cut for Black Sabbath's 'The End' farewell tour". LA Times. Retrieved 2016-10-11.  ^ Giles, Jeff (2015-10-27). " Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath
Extend 'The End' With Summer 2016 U.S. Tour Dates". Retrieved 2016-10-11.  ^ Bell, Josh (2016-02-15). "CONCERT REVIEW: BLACK SABBATH BIDS A HEAVY METAL FAREWELL". Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Weekly. Retrieved 2016-10-11.  ^ Pasbani, Robert (2015-10-01). "IRON MAIDEN Announce US Tour Dates". Retrieved 2016-10-11.  ^ Cartel, Ralphl (2016-03-01). "Iron Maiden Lands In Las Vegas
Las Vegas
On 'Book of Souls' Tour". Retrieved 2016-10-11.  ^ Bell, Josh (2016-02-29). "HEAVY METAL LIFERS IRON MAIDEN SOLDIER ON WITH ENTHUSIASM". Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Weekly. Retrieved 2016-10-11.  ^ Keefer, Case (2016-03-01). "Iron Maiden brings 'Book of Souls' to old, new fans at Mandalay Bay". Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Sun. Retrieved 2016-10-11.  ^ " Ellie Goulding
Ellie Goulding
Announces North American Leg of 2016 'Delirium' World Tour: See The Dates". Pop Crush. 2015-11-02. Retrieved 2016-10-11.  ^ Varga, George (2015-11-02). " Ellie Goulding
Ellie Goulding
sets 2016 'Delirium' U.S. tour dates". The San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved 2016-10-11.  ^ Bell, Josh (2016-04-10). "ELLIE GOULDING SPLITS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SIMPLICITY AND SPECTACLE". Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Weekly. Retrieved 2016-10-11.  ^ "Global Superstar Rihanna
Announces THE ANTI WORLD TOUR Coming to the Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay
Events Center April 29, 2016". Retrieved 2016-10-11.  ^ Keefer, Case (2016-05-01). "Rihanna's strong voice, new album 'Anti' take charge at Mandalay Bay". Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Sun. Retrieved 2016-10-11.  ^ Platon, Adelle (2015-11-23). "Tour with Travi$ Scott, Big Sean & The Weeknd". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-10-11.  ^ Bailey, Alyssa (2016-05-07). "Everything That Happened During the First Night of Selena Gomez's Revival Tour". Ellie. Retrieved 2016-10-11.  ^ "Billboard Boxscore :: Current Scores". Billboard. October 12, 2016. Archived from the original on October 12, 2016. Retrieved October 27, 2016.  ^ "Billboard Boxscore :: Current Scores". Billboard. February 28, 2017. Archived from the original on February 28, 2017. Retrieved February 28, 2017.  ^ "Panic! At The Disco In 2017". Pollstar. 2016-09-22. Retrieved 2016-10-11.  ^ "Billboard Boxscore :: Current Scores". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. April 4, 2017. Archived from the original on April 4, 2017. Retrieved April 4, 2017.  ^ Kreps, Daniel (May 1, 2017). " Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson
Announces State of the World Tour". Rolling Stone. United States. Retrieved May 1, 2017.  ^ ^ " Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey
Announces Tour Pitchfork". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2017-09-27.  ^ Reed, Ryan (December 11, 2017). "Kesha, Macklemore
Plot Joint 2018 Tour". Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 11, 2017.  ^ Latin GRAMMYs To Light Up Las Vegas ^ ^ Retrieved June 18, 2009.

Events and tenants

Preceded by AT&T Center Home of the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Aces 2018–beyond Succeeded by Current Arena

Preceded by Taube Tennis Center Fed Cup Final Four venue 2000 Succeeded by Juan Carlos I Park

Preceded by Continental Airlines Arena Ultimate Fighting Championship
Ultimate Fighting Championship
venue UFC 33 Succeeded by MGM Grand Garden Arena

Preceded by Imperial Ballroom at Atlantis Paradise Island Miss Universe
Miss Universe
Venue 2010 Succeeded by Credicard Hall

Preceded by T-Mobile Arena Miss USA
Miss USA
Venue 2017 Succeeded by Hirsch Memorial Coliseum

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Formerly the Utah Starzz, the San Antonio Silver Stars, and the San Antonio Stars Founded in 1997 Based in Las Vegas, Nevada


Utah Starzz San Antonio Stars Current season


Delta Center AT&T Center Freeman Coliseum Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay
Events Center

Head coaches

Denise Taylor Frank Layden Fred Williams Candi Harvey Shell Dailey Dee Brown Sandy Brondello Dan Hughes Vickie Johnson Bill Laimbeer


Owners Larry H. Miller Peter Holt MGM Resorts International

General Managers Jay Francis Dan Hughes Ruth Riley


Danielle Adams Jayne Appel Adrienne Goodson Marie Ferdinand-Harris Becky Hammon Shannon Johnson Kayla McBride Danielle Robinson Michelle Snow Sophia Young-Macolm Natalie Williams


1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Playoff appearances

2001 2002 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2014

Conference Championships


WNBA Championships



Houston Comets Los Angeles Sparks



Tai Dillard Andrew Monaco Brenda VanLengen

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Primm Valley Golf Club


Grand Victoria (50% stake)


MGM National Harbor


Gold Strike Tunica Beau Rivage


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New Jersey


Las Vegas

Bellagio Circus Circus

Adventuredome Slots-A-Fun


Aria Mandarin Oriental Vdara Veer

Excalibur Festival Grounds Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Aces Luxor Mandalay Bay

Delano Convention Center Events Center

MGM Grand

Garden Arena Signature

Mirage Monte Carlo New York-New York Shadow Creek T-Mobile Arena
(50% stake)


MGM Macau


Circus Circus Reno Colorado Belle Crystals Edgewater Gold Strike Jean The Harmon MGM Grand Atlantic City Nevada Landing Primm Valley Resorts Railroad Pass Silver Legacy Treasure Island

Under construction

MGM Springfield

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Venues of the Latin Grammy Award
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Staples Center
Staples Center
(2000) Conga Room
Conga Room
(2001) Kodak Theatre (2002) American Airlines Arena
(2003) Shrine Auditorium
Shrine Auditorium
(2004–2005) Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
(2006) Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay
Events Center (2007) Toyota Center
Toyota Center
(2008) Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay
Events Center (2009–2013) MGM Grand Garden Arena
(2014-2015, 2017) T-Mobile Arena

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West side casinos

Aria Bellagio Caesars Palace Circus Circus Cosmopolitan Excalibur Lucky Dragon Luxor Mandalay Bay The Mirage Monte Carlo New York-New York Resorts World (proposed) Slots-A-Fun Stratosphere Treasure Island

East side casinos

Bally's Casino Royale Cromwell Encore Flamingo The Drew (under construction) Harrah's The Linq MGM Grand O'Sheas Palazzo Paris Planet Hollywood SLS Tropicana Venetian Wynn

Former casinos

Boardwalk Castaways Desert Inn Dunes El Rancho El Rancho Vegas Hacienda Klondike Marina New Frontier Riviera Sahara Sands Silver City Silver Slipper Stardust Thunderbird Westward Ho


Crystals Fashion Show Mall The Forum Shops Grand Canal Shoppes Harmon Corner Miracle Mile Shops Showcase Mall


Adventuredome High Roller Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay
Events Center MGM Grand Garden Arena The Roller Coaster Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Skyvue T-Mobile Arena


Aria Express The Deuce Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Monorail Mandalay Bay
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Tram RTC Transit McCarran Airport


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