MGM Resorts is evaluating bringing a NHL team to Las Vegas, but would such a venture be profitable?
MGM Resorts Overseas is in preliminary talks with a combined group that wants to bring A national Hockey League Team to Las Vegas to relax and play at the business’s new $350 million sports arena. The 20,000-seater MGM-AEG Arena, which will be presently under construction behind ny New York, is crying out for the major league sports to call it house, since is the entire city of Las Vegas.
The business’s CFO Dan D’Arrigo divulged the information during an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, although he declined to express if the talks centered on the creation of the new team or of an existing group moving to 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, because they were confident that it could attract 100 to 150 events per year, having a constant stream of concerts and honors shows, as well as mixed martial arts and boxing events, hockey and college baseball tournaments.
UFC, the biggest mixed martial arts company worldwide, owned by Stations Casinos’ Fertitta brothers, has pledged to keep five or six yearly fight shows at the stadium. The Fertittas are also head honchos at Ultimate Gaming, Stations’ online poker presence in Nevada.