MGM Resorts is looking at bringing a NHL team to Las Vegas, but would such a venture be profitable?
MGM Resorts Global is in preliminary talks with team that wants to bring a nationwide Hockey League Team to Las vegas, nevada to try out at the company’s new $350 million sports arena. The 20,000-seater MGM-AEG Arena, which is presently under construction behind ny ny, is crying out for a league that is major to call it house, as is the whole city of Las Vegas.
The company’s CFO Dan D’Arrigo divulged the information during an interview aided by the Las vegas, nevada Review-Journal, although he declined to express perhaps the talks devoted to the creation of a team that is new of a preexisting group moving towards the city. Conveniently, AEG, MGM’s partner in the arena, currently owns the Los Angeles Kings NLH team.
MGM and AEG went ahead using 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 blended martial arts company worldwide, owned by Stations Casinos’ Fertitta brothers, has pledged to carry five or six annual battle shows at the stadium. The Fertittas are also head honchos at Ultimate Gaming, Stations’ online poker existence in Nevada.