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Photos: Mayweather, White, Schaefer Break New Ground

(Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer, Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak, MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren, Floyd Mayweather Jr., President and CEO of AEG Dan Beckerman, sportscaster Bill Walton, President of business operations for the Los Angeles Kings Luc Robitaille and UFC President Dana White shovel dirt during a groundbreaking for a USD 375 million, 20,000-seat sports and entertainment arena being built by MGM Resorts International and AEG on May 1, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The arena is scheduled to open in early 2016.)

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Arena Company, owned by AEG and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), broke ground today on a world-class, privately funded, $375 million indoor arena set to open in spring 2016. Located west of the Las Vegas Strip, between New York-New York and Monte Carlo resorts, the new 20,000-seat arena will host boxing , UFC and other sporting events, major headline entertainment, awards shows and special events.

On-hand to welcome guests to the special ceremony, which signaled the start of construction of the venue being built on a 16-acre site, were Dan Beckerman, President & CEO of AEG and Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International.  Joining the partners to put the first shovels in the ground were Chair of the Board of Clark County Commissioners Steve Sisolak, President of Ultimate Fighting Championship Dana White, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions Richard Schaefer, NBA and NCAA legend and Hall of Famer Bill Walton, NHL legend and Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille and W B C Welterweight World Champion Floyd Mayweather who took time away from final preparations for his Saturday night title defense to participate in this historic ceremony.

”We are committed to ensuring that Las Vegas retains its title as Entertainment Capital of the World for generations to come.” said Murren  “The addition of this world-class arena, which will attract new events to the market and enable existing events to grow in scale, is an integral component in that strategy.  No destination can deliver the level of energy and excitement found in Las Vegas, where every day has the vibe of a big event day.”

Beckerman said, “We are excited to be breaking ground today on this iconic project. Together with MGM, we have designed an arena with some of the most unique features, offerings and amenities for our fans and sponsors.  We look forward to bringing the best sports and entertainment events to this new state-of-the-art arena in one of the most vibrant entertainment markets in the world.”

Expected to host more than 100 events annually, the arena designed by industry-leading architect Populous, will house multiple locker facilities, premium dressing rooms, complete broadcast facilities and a variety of staging innovations that will bring the biggest stars and most important events to Las Vegas’ newest landmark. Designed to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s standards for LEED® Gold Certification, the arena will feature 50 luxury suites, more than two dozen private loge boxes and other specially designed exclusive hospitality offerings never before featured in a facility of its kind.

Commission Chair Sisolak said, “This arena should symbolize for everybody watching that Las Vegas will continue to emerge from the recession a stronger, smarter, healthier and more vibrant destination for international tourism. Projects such as this create much-needed jobs and are true economic drivers.”

AEG Global Partnerships, an affiliate of AEG that collaborates with more than 100 venues and other AEG assets worldwide to create sales and marketing platforms, is overseeing the sale of naming rights, sponsorships, premium seating and luxury suite sales for the new Las Vegas showplace. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by arraamis on 05-02-2014

Where's ODLH???

Comment by Shambrolic on 05-02-2014

Are they all in a partnership or just making an appearance. Interesting though how people still doubt Mayweather business acumen. Never say staying with Bob Arum was a smart move. Only a dipstick will believe that.

Comment by DanboSmitty on 05-02-2014

[QUOTE=AP***9824;;14490649]Interesting Floyd built his Stadium before Bob.[/QUOTE] LMAO I came here to post this. Bob the Builder takes another L

Comment by 4Corners on 05-02-2014

May 2016 Floyd return for his last fight in a new Vegas stadium to make history.

Comment by LouieTMT on 05-02-2014

Dana white kissing Floyd's @$$ when in every interview he's trash talking him. Classic politics. If I was Floyd I would've hit em with the Alan handshake from hangover 3.

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