MGM Resorts is evaluating bringing a NHL team to Las Vegas, but would such a venture be profitable?
MGM Resorts Overseas is in initial talks with team that wants to bring A national Hockey League Team to Las vegas, nevada to play during the organization’s new $350 million sports arena. The 20,000-seater MGM-AEG Arena, that is presently under construction behind New York nyc, is crying out for the major league recreations to call it house, because could be the whole city of Las Vegas.
The business’s CFO Dan D’Arrigo divulged the information during a meeting with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, although he declined to state if the talks predicated on the creation of a new team or of a preexisting group moving to the city. Conveniently, AEG, MGM’s partner in the arena, already owns the Los Angeles Kings NLH team.
MGM and AEG went ahead utilizing the sports arena project with no guarantee of a major league resident, that it could attract 100 to 150 events per year, with a steady stream of concerts and awards shows, as well as mixed martial arts and boxing events, hockey and college basketball tournaments because they were confident.
UFC, the largest mixed martial arts company worldwide, owned by Stations Casinos’ Fertitta brothers, has pledged to put on five or six annual fight shows at the stadium. The Fertittas are also head honchos at Ultimate Gaming, Stations’ online poker existence in Nevada.