Thursday, January 07, 2016

T-Mobile Arena

The new Las Vegas Arena will officially be named T-Mobile Arena.

MGM Resorts International announced the new name in a press release, and T-Mobile tweeted about the new name.

T-Mobile customers will benefit from the naming rights deal, as they will have a VIP venue entrance at every event. They will also be eligible for ticket pre-sales, VIP experiences, and seat upgrade opportunities for select events.

Prior to the naming rights announcements there were rumors that T-Mobile would be the namesake. Those rumors turned out to be correct. I had also heard that Coca-Cola was in the discussion for naming rights.

While the arena now has a name, the new name for Monte Carlo has not been announced yet. This is a little surprising because MGM CEO Jim Murren told us to expect an announcement before the end of the year.

Well it's 2016 and we still haven't heard much aside from a Robin Leach rumor that hot NYC restaurants NoMad and 11 Madison Park will be coming.

The New York connection further points to earlier speculation that the new name for Monte Carlo will be New York related - possibly something like "Park Avenue" or "Central Park." I've also heard people talk about "Brooklyn" being a possible name for the property.