Pac-12 Announces Agreement to Host Men’s Basketball Tournaments at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

PAC-12 ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO HOST UPCOMING
MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS AT NEW T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
 

Three-Year Agreements with T-Mobile Arena and Las Vegas Events Announced 

The Pac-12 has reached an agreement with T-Mobile Arena and Las Vegas Events to keep the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament in Las Vegas for the next three years, the Conference announced today. The tournament will be played in T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas’ newest sports and entertainment venue being developed by joint venture partners AEG and MGM Resorts International and set to open April 6, 2016. 

The Pac-12 originally brought the tournament to Las Vegas in 2012 after more than a decade in Los Angeles. Last year, the Pac-12 extended its agreement to host the 2016 tournament in Las Vegas, and now the Pac-12 has committed for the next three years.

The season-ending conference championship tournaments in Las Vegas have drawn great attendance over the four years at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, culminating with a sellout of all sessions this year, and provided an exciting experience for Pac-12 student-athletes and fans. 

“In only four years, we have created one of the very best post-season tournaments in all of college basketball here in Las Vegas,” said Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott. “Our fans have responded, the atmosphere has been electric, and our student-athletes have really enjoyed playing in front of great crowds. We are now thrilled to build on our success in the state-of-the-art T-Mobile Arena and deliver a world-class experience to more Pac-12 fans.”

This year’s tournament continues tonight at 6 p.m. PT at the MGM Grand Garden Arena as the top four seeds – Oregon, Arizona, Utah, and California compete in the semi-final round. The 2016 championship game will take place tomorrow night at 7 p.m. PT with the conference title and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on the line. 

Dan Quinn, general manager of T-Mobile Arena, said, “T-Mobile Arena is thrilled to be the new home of the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament in Las Vegas.  Over the last four years the Las Vegas community and college basketball fans nationwide have watched the tournament grow in popularity and we look forward to continuing its success as we showcase the city’s newest sports and entertainment venue.”
T-Mobile Arena will seat nearly 18,500 Pac-12 fans for the tournament and offer an unparalleled fan experience. The venue is scheduled to host more than 100 events annually including UFC, boxing, college basketball and other sporting events; major headline entertainment, awards shows and special events.  The newest landmark, located on the Las Vegas Strip, will have a significant impact on the city’s entertainment landscape while providing Las Vegas visitors and the local community a guest experience second to none.

Dan Beckerman, president & CEO, AEG, said, “T-Mobile Arena, which is being created to present the most important sporting events, concerts, awards shows and special events will be the perfect setting to host the always exciting and newsworthy Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament.  When we first began to discuss events we wanted to bring to the arena with our joint venture partners MGM Resorts, the Pac-12 Tournament was at the top of our list.  Together with the Pac-12 and Las Vegas Events, we believe we can further raise the profile of the event to even greater heights in 2017 when we begin to call T-Mobile Arena the home of the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament.”  

In addition to the agreement with T-Mobile Arena, the Pac-12 re-upped its partnership with Las Vegas Events (LVE) for three years.  LVE has been a champion of bringing the best college basketball tournaments to Las Vegas and has been a valuable partner for the Pac-12 since its move to Las Vegas four years ago.

Pat Christenson, president of Las Vegas Events, said, “Las Vegas is committed to hosting high-profile championship events each year, and the extension with the Pac-12 Conference through 2019 is representative of that vision.  The Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament brings great energy and enthusiastic fans to our destination.  Through this partnership, Las Vegas will continue to work with the Pac-12 to create a unique atmosphere for fans, while providing an outstanding venue for student-athletes to pursue excellence on the court.”

About the Pac-12 Conference
The Conference has a tradition as the “Conference of Champions,” leading the nation in NCAA Championships in 49 of the last 55 years, with 480 NCAA team titles overall. The Conference comprises 12 leading U.S. universities: The University of Arizona, Arizona State University, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Colorado, the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Stanford University, the University of Southern California, the University of Utah, the University of Washington and Washington State University. 

About T-Mobile Arena
T-Mobile Arena is a privately funded indoor arena set to open in April 2016.  The 20,000 seat venue, located on the Las Vegas Strip between New York-New York and Monte Carlo, is expected to host more than 100 events annually, including UFC, boxing, hockey, basketball and other sporting events, major headline entertainment, awards shows, family shows and special events.  Las Vegas’ newest landmark will feature 50 luxury suites, more than two dozen private loge boxes, complete broadcast facilities, and other specially designed exclusive hospitality offerings and fan amenities destined to create a guest experience second to none.  The Arena has partnered with international iconic brands including Coca-Cola, Schneider Electric, Toshiba American Business Solutions Inc. and Cox Business, as the venue’s first “Founding Partners.” These Founding Partners will introduce and brand signature fan initiatives, displays and interactive spaces including Toshiba Plaza, an adjacent two-acre entertainment space which will feature a performance stage, a variety of video screens and other interactive content and display areas.  Industry-leading architect Populous designed the venue to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s standards for LEED® Gold Certification. T-Mobile Arena is a joint venture between AEG and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).  For more information visit the T-Mobile Arena website at http://www.t-mobilearena.com.

About Las Vegas Events
Las Vegas Events is a private, not-for-profit organization that serves as the exclusive major special events agency for the city.  Founded in 1983, LVE is funded by hotel room tax. Through its Signature Event initiative, LVE has created a model to integrate all elements of special events and formally improve communication between event producers and Las Vegas’ hotel properties and sponsors. Since 1991, Las Vegas Events has produced, presented or supported more than 700 events.

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PAC-12 MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
The Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena March 11 – 14. Some of the nation’s top men’s teams will compete for the Pac-12 Championship and an automatic berth in the national championship tournament. The Pac-12 Conference has a tradition as the “Conference of Champions,” earning more than 175 NCAA team titles over the past 20 years, and has led the nation in NCAA Championships in 45 of the last 51 years. All tournament games will be televised nationally on the Pac-12 and FOX Sports networks.

Dates: March 11 – March 14
Time: Games will be played beginning at noon Wednesday, March 11.
Prices: Single Session Tickets: Start at $30
All-Tournament packs: Start at $240
Buy: All-Tournament packs are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

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BARRY MANILOW
Barry Manilow will perform Friday, April 10 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for the ONE LAST TIME! tour. The GRAMMY, Tony and Emmy Award-winning musician’s career skyrocketed to superstardom when his mega-hit song “Mandy” topped the charts in 1975. Manilow released his latest album, My Dream Duets, in October 2014. The album debuted at No. 4 and is Manilow’s 15th Top 10 album.

Date: Friday, April 10
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $19.75, $39.75, $79.75, $129.50 and $249.50 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

FLEETWOOD MAC

FLEETWOOD MAC
Fleetwood Mac, who has been performing to sold-out crowds throughout North America, will perform the final show of its critically-acclaimed ON WITH THE SHOW tour at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, April 11. Fleetwood Mac is currently performing with a five-star lineup including the returning songbird Christine McVie who rejoined the band following a 16-year absence.

Date: Saturday, April 11
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $49.50, $99.50, $129.50 and $199.50 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

IGGY AZALEA
After igniting a Twitter frenzy following her arena tour announcement, GRAMMY-nominated Iggy Azalea’s The Great Escape Tour presented by AEG Live will make a stop at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, April 25. Azalea will be joined by multi-talented recording artist and actor Nick Jonas. Also joining as support acts are R&B/hip-hop favorites Tinashe and DJ Wizz Kidd.

Date: Saturday, April 25
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Prices: $39.50, $57.50 and $69.50 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

BETTE MIDLER
Multiple GRAMMY Award-winning singer and legendary performer Bette Midler will return to the stage for her first major tour in a decade. The Divine Miss M will perform at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, May 22. The tour will feature material from Midler’s iconic career and new album, It’s The Girls!, which features swinging sounds ranging from the WWII-era Andrews Sisters and the ‘60s super-groups like the Supremes and the Shirelles, to ‘90s hit makers TLC.

Date: Friday, May 22
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $95, $135, $210 and $310 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

UFC 187: JON JONES VS. ANTHONY JOHNSON
Two world title fights will headline UFC 187 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, May 23.Undisputed light heavyweight king Jon “B ones” Jones will meet No. 1 contender Anthony “Rumble” Johnson in five-round main event and middleweight champion Chris Weidman will put his belt on the line to faceformer light heavyweight champion Victor Belfort. UFC 187 will air live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

Date: Saturday, May 23
Time: Doors are scheduled to open at 3 p.m.
Prices: $125, $225, $350, $500, $750 and $1000 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Tickets are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

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RUSH
Rush will visit the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, July 25 to celebrate four decades of music with their R40 LIVE tour. After 40 years together and 20 gold and platinum studio albums, Rush has lived a lifetime together, providing an influential soundtrack to many of their fans’ lives. They have been recognized with eight Juno Awards and seven GRAMMY nominations including one for the acclaimed documentary “Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage” that also won the Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Date: Saturday, July 25
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $60, $90, $115 and $180 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

MADONNA
Multi-GRAMMY Award-winner, Madonna will perform her highly anticipated, 35-city Rebel Heart tour at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Oct. 24. Following Madonna’s performance earlier this year at the GRAMMYS, three songs from Rebel Heart topped the Global iTunes Chart. Her single “Living For Love” is currently No. 1 on the Billboard Dance Charts marking her 44th time at the top spot.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 24
Time: TBA
Prices: TBA
Buy: Tickets are scheduled to go on sale Monday, March 16.

BEACHER’S MADHOUSE

Guests are taken on a sensory journey into the unconventional world of Beacher’s Madhouse from the moment they enter the 8,500-square-foot performance theatre. Jeff Beacher, who Rolling Stone magazine declared the “Best Showman on The Strip,” is best known for his ability to push the boundaries of entertainment and fantasy. The venue has been a favorite of some of the world’s most notable A-list celebrities including Johnny Depp, Mick Jagger, Leonardo DiCaprio and Ryan Seacrest, among others.

Dates/Time: Friday – Saturday: Opens at 10:30 p.m.
Dark: Sunday – Thursday
Prices: $75 and $125 (not including applicable taxes and service fees); VIP packages beginning at $175 include front row table seating and complimentary bottle of vodka or champagne.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at mgmgrand.com , ticketmaster.com or beachersmadhouse.com, or by calling (702) 891-3577.

DAVID COPPERFIELD THEATER

DAVID COPPERFIELD
Master magician David Copperfield continues to wow audiences at MGM Grand’s 740-seat David Copperfield Theater with his stage production An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion. Copperfield currently holds 11 Guinness World Records including “Largest Illusion Ever Staged” and “Most Magic Shows Performed in a Year.” He also is the first living illusionist to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Dates: March 1 – 21; 29 – 31
April 1 – 26
Times: Sunday – Friday: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Prices: $69.99, $79.99 and $99.99 (not including applicable service charges and taxes));
VIP Meet-and-Greet packages which include front row seating, a photograph with Copperfield and a signed souvenir photo, are available for $199 (plus handling fees)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com, or by phone at (866) 740-7711 or (702) 891-7777.

BRAD GARRETT’S COMEDY CLUB

Emmy Award-winning comedian and actor Brad Garrett brings his top-quality comedy to MGM Grand with his intimate 250-seat comedy club. The club provides Garrett, as well as legendary comedians and the next generation of comics, a place to call home in Las Vegas. Garrett is scheduled to appear multiple times throughout 2015 with many of his colleagues. This show contains adult content and is not recommended for guests under 21 years of age.

Dates: Nightly
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $39, $49 and $59 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Note: Prices are $59, $69 and $79 when Garrett is scheduled to perform. Garrett’s scheduled appearance dates are April 6 – 12 and May 25 – 31.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com, or by phone at (866) 740-7711 or (702) 891-7777.

KÀ THEATRE

KÀ BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
KÀ, the unprecedented epic production by Cirque du Soleil, takes adventure to an all new level. Be awed by a dynamic theatrical landscape, as an entire empire appears on KÀ’s colossal stage and a captivating display of aerial acrobatics envelops the audience.

Dates: Saturday – Wednesday
Dark: Thursday and Friday
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Additional Dark Date: Saturday, March 7
Prices: Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the KÀ box office or any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at cirquedusoleil.com/ka or mgmgrand.com, or by calling (866) 740-7711 or (702) 531-3826.

NIGHTLIFE

HAKKASAN LAS VEGAS
Hakkasan Las Vegas, an innovative restaurant and nightclub concept, offers guests a 360-degree curated experience combining fine dining and immersive nightlife, all within a thoughtfully designed five-level structure. The all-encompassing nightlife experience showcases dramatic design, world-class mixology and exclusive collaborations with in-demand artists. Featured and resident DJs include Tiësto, Calvin Harris, Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, DVBBS and Don Diablo among others.

Dates/Hours: Thursday – Friday; Sunday: Doors open at 10 p.m.
Saturday: Doors open at 9 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Table reservations complete with bottle service are available. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-3838 for more information

HAKKASAN THURSDAYS
Hakkasan Nightclub prides itself on its ability to create unrivaled experiences for its guests. With the launch of its signature industry event Hakkasan Thursdays, the nightspot opens both its main room and Ling Ling Club each week as international DJs bring the latest in electronic music and open-format beats to clubgoers.

ENTERTAINMENT LOUNGES AND DINING

TAP
TAP is a high-energy restaurant and sports bar where guests can enjoy the latest sporting events while surrounded by sports history. Every seat in the 220-seat restaurant offers a prime view of the biggest games broadcast live on TAP’s 60 HD flat-screen televisions. One-of-a-kind items collected from events held in Las Vegas, known for hosting many of the world’s biggest sporting events, are displayed throughout the space.

Dates: Daily
Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Admission: Admission is complimentary.
Contact: Call (702) 891-7777 for more information

WHISKEY DOWN
Located on the casino floor, Whiskey Down is an intimate lounge featuring high-end gaming including six blackjack tables, seven video-poker machines at the bar and seating for up to 64 guests. In its beverage lineup, Whiskey Down offers a wide array of brown spirits including American, Canadian, Irish and Scotch whiskies as well as specialty cocktails.

Dates: Daily
Hours: 24 hours
Admission: Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-7777 for more information

CENTRIFUGE
MGM Grand offers guests a chance to be the center of attention at Centrifuge, the 77-seat bar featuring an innovative drink menu and a progressive music program.

Dates: Daily
Hours: 24 hours
Admission: Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-7777 for more information

WEST WING BAR
The West Wing Bar provides a secluded place to hang out, meet before an evening of dining and entertainment or wind down with a nightcap. Mix and mingle with artisanal cocktails in the intimate non-smoking lounge which features a live DJ set Friday and Saturday.

Dates: Daily
Hours: 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Admission: Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-7777 for more information

ROUGE
With sleek chrome accents and Ferrari Red furnishings, this bar and hot spot offers a place where you can quench more than your thirst. A sophisticated staff serves an array of exquisite cocktails, champagnes, fine wines and specialty beers. Live entertainment is offered Tuesday and Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Dates: Daily
Hours: 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Admission: Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-7777 for more information

KÀ LOUNGE
Located at the KÀ Theatre lobby, experience live music and show characters while sipping on handcrafted cocktails.

Dates: Tuesday – Saturday
Hours: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-7777 for more information

DAYLIFE

WET REPUBLIC ULTRA POOL
WET REPUBLIC, MGM Grand’s ultra pool, provides guests with the ultimate nightlife vibe merged seamlessly with poolside pampering and relaxation. This adults-only playground features a 54,500-square-foot pool and lounge area, featuring six new VIP Bungalows equipped with plush furniture, TVs and misting fans, all accompanied by three private plunge pools providing guests with the ultimate daytime VIP experience. The venue also adds convenience to the guest experience with a number of newly installed restroom and shower facilities. Additional newly remodeled features include an expanded DJ booth along with an upgraded LED display and an expanded bar. Featured resident DJs include Tiësto, Steve Aoki, Dada Life, Hardwell and Showtek, among others.

Dates: Thursday – Monday
Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Note: WET REPUBLIC will open Friday, March 13 with the grand opening weekend
scheduled for April 11 – 12.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of
age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-3563 for more information

ATTRACTIONS

CSI: THE EXPERIENCE
The popular worldwide phenomenon is available at MGM Grand in the hometown of the original top-rated “CSI” television series – Las Vegas. A challenging and fun multi-sensory attraction, CSI: The Experience places guests in the role of crime scene investigator as they solve one of three true-to-life mysteries. The average experience lasts 45 – 60 minutes.

Dates/Times: Daily; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (last entry at 8 p.m.)
Prices: $28 per person (12 years and older); $21 per person (ages 4 – 11); second re-entry is priced at $13 and second and third re-entry together are priced at $16 with proof of prior admission; not including service fees, Nevada residents with valid ID receive a $5 discount.
Additional Information: CSI: The Experience is designed for guests 12 years of age or older. Multimedia portions of the exhibit are presented in English with Spanish subtitles. For more information, call MGM Grand at (702) 891-7006 or go online to mgmgrand.com or csiexhibit.com.

2014 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament Returns to MGM Grand March 12 – 15

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2014 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament Returns to MGM Grand March 12 – 15 

All Games Will Be Televised Nationally on FOX Sports 1and Pac-12 Networks

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino is set to host the 2014 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament for the second year in a row March 12 – 15. The event will feature 11 games over four days as the Pac-12’s best vie for the 2014 title and an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament. All games will be televised nationally on FOX Sports 1 and the Pac-12 Networks.

Single-session ticket prices start at $30 per ticket for Sessions 1 and 2, while tickets for Sessions 3 and 4 begin at $43. All ticket offers as well as exclusive hotel packages are available at pac-12.com/tickets.

 

Single Session Pricing:

Sessions 1-2 (Game 1 & Game 2/Game3 & Game 4):  March 12 – 13

Zone A:  $53
Zone B:  $43
Zone C:  $38
Zone D:  $30

Sessions 3-4 (Game 5 & Game 6/Game 7 & Game 8):  March 14 – 15 

Zone A:  $68
Zone B:  $58
Zone C:  $53
Zone D:  $43

About the Pac-12 Conference
The Conference has a rich tradition as the “Conference of Champions,” earning more than 175 NCAA team titles over the past 20 years, and has led the nation in NCAA Championships in 47 of the last 53 years. The Conference is comprised of 12 leading U.S. universities including:  University of Arizona, Arizona State University, University of California-Berkeley, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Stanford University, University of Southern California, University of Washington, Washington State University, University of Utah, and University of Colorado. For more information on the Pac-12, go to www.pac-12.org.

About the MGM Grand Garden Arena
The MGM Grand Garden Arena is home to concerts, championship boxing and premier sporting and special events. The Arena offers comfortable seating for as many as 16,800 with excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art acoustics, lighting and sound. Prominent events to date have included world championship fights between Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson as well as Oscar de la Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez; and concerts by The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Bette Midler, George Strait, Janet Jackson, Phil Collins, Billy Joel, U2, Lady Gaga, Sting, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Jimmy Buffett and the Barbra Streisand Millennium Concert. The MGM Grand Garden Arena also is home to the annual Academy of Country Music Awards and the Frozen Fury NHL pre-season game which features the Los Angeles Kings vs. Colorado Avalanche.

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MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA

PAC-12 MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
The Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament will be played at the MGM Grand Garden Arena March 13 – 16. The nation’s top teams will compete for the Pac-12 Championship and an automatic berth in the national championship tournament. This will be the first major basketball tournament ever played on The Strip. All tournament games will be televised nationally on ESPN and the Pac-12 Networks.

Dates: March 13 – 16
Time: Games will be played beginning at noon Wednesday, March 13.
Prices: Single-session tickets begin at $30.50 for sessions one and two. All-Session Strips that include tickets to every game of the tournament begin at $250. For a limited time, Flex Books that include four vouchers redeemable in any quantity or combination of sessions except the championship are available for $250.
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrandor www.ticketmaster.com.

THE EAGLES
Following three sold-out performances in 2012, the Eagles will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, March 23. The Eagles – Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit – will perform classics from their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame career including “Hotel California,” “Desperado,” “Life in the Fast Lane” and “Take it Easy,” among others. The Eagles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

Date: Saturday, March 23
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $68.25, $93.75, $157.50 and $210 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand or www.ticketmaster.com.

2013 ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMs), honoring country music’s best, will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, April 7 at 8 p.m. live EST/delayed PST on the CBS Television Network. Co-hosted by superstars Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, this will be the eighth year that the ACM Awards have been based at MGM Grand and the 11th year the show has been held in Las Vegas.

Date: Sunday, April 7
Time: 5 p.m.; guests must be in their seats by 4:45 p.m.
Prices: $160, $350 and $500 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand or www.ticketmaster.com.

ACM PRESENTS: TIM McGRAW’S SUPERSTAR SUMMER NIGHT
The Academy of County Music and dick clark productions will tape an all-star concert special, ACM PRESENTS: TIM McGRAW’S SUPERSTAR SUMMER NIGHT, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Monday, April 8. Fifteen-time ACM Award winner, acclaimed actor and entertainer Tim McGraw will call on his friends to help kick off the 2013 touring season. The two-hour, star-studded concert event will feature performances and collaborations from country, pop, rock and more, as well as a few surprise special guests from the worlds of film and television. All proceeds will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy, and an organization that McGraw was closely affiliated with during his last tour.

Date: Monday, April 8
Time: 5 p.m.
Prices: $100, $150 and $200 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino).  Tickets are limited to six (6) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.  Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrandor www.ticketmaster.com.

2013 POWER OF LOVE GALA
Las Vegas will celebrate the lives and legacies of two of the entertainment world’s most influential stars, Quincy Jones and Sir Michael Caine, at the 17th Annual Power of Love Gala Saturday, April 13 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The event will raise funds in support of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Celestial twins, born in the same year, month, hour and within minutes of each other, one in Chicago, the other in London, Jones and Caine met decades ago and have since been great friends. The two will celebrate their 80th birthdays together in Las Vegas.

The celebrity-guest lineup for the night is expected to include superstar Barbra Streisand along with performances and heartfelt tributes from some of the world’s hottest entertainers including music and film luminaries Bebe Winans, Bono, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, Jennifer Hudson, Scarlett Johansson, Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion), Stevie Wonder, Whoopi Goldberg and will.i.am, among others.

Date: Saturday, April 13
Note: For event time and ticket information, visit www.keepmemoryalive.org or call
(702) 263-9797.

BON JOVI
All-American rock icons Bon Jovi will bring BON JOVI Because We Can – The Tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, April 20. The tour will debut new songs from Bon Jovi’s upcoming album What About Now, which will be released this spring. The group’s return to the road will launch the latest chapter in an ongoing blockbuster run which already has secured Bon Jovi’s status as the essential live rock band – having performed more than 2,700 concerts in more than 50 countries for more than 35 million fans.

Date: Saturday, April 20
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $59.50, $125, $179.50 and $229.50 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand or www.ticketmaster.com.

THE 2013 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
The 2013 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, May 19 at 8 p.m. live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Music legend Prince, recipient of this year’s Billboard Icon Award, is scheduled to deliver an unforgettable performance during the three-hour show.

Date: Sunday, May 19
Time: 5 p.m.; guests must be in their seats by 4:45 p.m.
Prices: TBD
Buy: TBD

FLEETWOOD MAC
Fleetwood Mac, one of rock’s most enduring, beloved and successful bands, will perform inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, May 26. The multi-GRAMMY Award-winning group and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees will embark on the Fleetwood Mac Live 2013 Tour after a three-year break. The new tour also marks the 35th anniversary of the release of the group’s classic album Rumours, one of the most successful albums in history with sales exceeding 40 million copies. Rumours was at the top of the pop charts for more than 31 weeks and had four Top 10 singles.

Date: Sunday, May 26
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $55, $85 and $165 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand or www.ticketmaster.com.

JUSTIN BIEBER
Justin Bieber will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, June 28 as part of the expanded Believe Tour, presented by AEG. The platinum-selling pop sensation has sold more than 15 million units worldwide and dominated pop culture and social media, amassing more than 48 million Facebook fans, 31 million Twitter followers and 3.1 billion YouTube views.

Date: Friday, June 28
Time: 7 p.m.
Prices: $45, $59.50, $79.50 and $95 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand or www.ticketmaster.com.

BEYONCÉ
Beyoncé will bring The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, June 29. Following her historic performance at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show, Beyoncé will return to a full-time touring schedule this June, her first since 2009. A solo recording artist, actress, philanthropist and businesswoman, Beyoncé has released four No. 1 solo albums and has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide. Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades including 16 GRAMMY Awards.

Date: Saturday, June 29
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $50, $90, $150 and $250 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand or www.ticketmaster.com.

BRUNO MARS
Bruno Mars will perform at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Aug. 3 as part of the highly anticipated The Moonshine Jungle World Tour. The pop star’s blockbuster single, “Locked Out Of Heaven,” from his second album Unorthodox Jukebox, spent six consecutive weeks atop Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. Bruno Mars has sold more than 50 million singles worldwide and is a 14-time GRAMMY Award nominee.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 3
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: TBD
Buy: TBD

ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ
Latin pop star Alejandro Fernandez will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena for a Mexican Independence Day celebration Sunday, Sept. 15. Fernandez, who channels Mexico’s rich tradition through his music, continues to capture the hearts of fans worldwide. He is one of the most accomplished vocalists and biggest-selling artists in Latin music history with a repertoire including romantic ballads and his traditional rancheras. Through his concerts, Fernandez has created a fan base of more than 15 million people in more than 25 countries.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 15
Time: 9 p.m.
Prices: $65, $75, $99, $175 and $225 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand or www.ticketmaster.com.

HOLLYWOOD THEATRE

DAVID COPPERFIELD
Master magician David Copperfield continues to wow audiences at MGM Grand’s 740-seat Hollywood Theatre with his stage production, An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion. Copperfield currently holds 11 Guinness World Records including “Largest Illusion Ever Staged” and “Most Magic Shows Performed in a Year.” He also is the first living illusionist to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Dates: March 1 – March 6; March 14 – April 17; April 25 – May 3;
May 5 – June 5; June 13 – June 30; July 1 – 31
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; 4 p.m. matinee performances Saturdays only
Note: 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. performances Sundays, March 3; 17; 24
Prices: $69.99, $79.99 and $99.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees);
VIP Meet-and-Greet packages, which include front row seating, a photograph with David Copperfield and a signed souvenir photo, are available for $199 (plus handling fees) during matinee and 7:30 p.m. performances only.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at www.mgmgrand or www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or
(702) 891-7777.

RODNEY CARRINGTON
Multi-talented comedian, actor and writer Rodney Carrington will return to the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand with his hilarious stand-up comedy routine. Carrington has recorded eight comedy albums including Hangin’ with Rodney and Morning Wood, selling more than three million copies. Carrington has been one of the Top 10 highest-grossing touring comedians for the last decade.

Dates: March 7 – 13; June 6 – 11
Times: 9 p.m. nightly
Prices: $69.99 and $89.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees);
VIP Meet-and-Greet packages, which include front row-booth seating and a gift pack are available for $106.82 (not including applicable taxes and service fees); guests must purchase the entire booth. Call (702) 891-7902 to purchase.
Note: $2 from each ticket goes to the Rodney Carrington Foundation. For more information, visit www.rodneycarringtonfoundation.org.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at www.mgmgrand or www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or
(702) 891-7777.

BRAD GARRETT’S COMEDY CLUB

Emmy Award-winning comedian and actor Brad Garrett brings his top-quality comedy to MGM Grand with his intimate 250-seat comedy club. The club provides Garrett, as well as legendary comedians and the next generation of comics, a place to call “home” in Las Vegas. Garrett is scheduled to appear multiple times throughout the year with a plethora of his comedic colleagues. This show contains adult content and is not recommended for guests under 21 years of age.

Dates: Nightly
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $39, $49 and $59 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Note: Prices are $59, $69 and $79 when Garrett is scheduled to appear:
March 1 – March 3; March 25 – 31; April 22 – 28; June 17 – 23; July 22 – 28
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at www.mgmgrand or www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or
(702) 891-7777.

KÀ THEATRE

KÀ BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Cirque du Soleil is world renowned for presenting an innovative blend of traditional circus arts and theatrical performance. With KÀ, Cirque du Soleil has taken the genre to a new level – introducing martial arts, puppetry, interactive projections and pyrotechnics to create an epic tale of groundbreaking proportions.

Dates: Tuesday – Saturday
Dark: Sunday and Monday
Additional Dark Dates: Tuesday, March 19 and Friday, March 22
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Note: Additional performances Sunday, March 31
Prices: Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Winter Offer: Tickets start at $50 (not including applicable service charges and taxes); visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/winter or call 866-241-2833 and mention “Winter.”
*Offer valid for select performances through March 31, 2013. Subject to availability. Management reserves all rights.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the KÀ box office or any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at www.cirquedusoleil.com/ka or www.mgmgrand, or by calling
(866) 740-7711 or (702) 531-3826.

NIGHTLIFE

TABÚ
Tabú is a boutique, stylish nightclub offering the finest in beauty, sophistication, service, drink and design. Tabú’s model servers provide tableside mixology, impeccable bottle service and signature cocktails. From dynamic images bouncing on every surface, to tables with living, breathing imagery, Tabú strokes each of the senses but leaves everything to the imagination.

Dates: Thursday – Monday
Hours: Opens at 10 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Table reservations complete with bottle service are available. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact:                                 Call (702) 891-7183 for more information

FORBES FRIDAYS
The Strip’s hottest party heats up the weekend with electric giveaways and drink specials served by Tabú’s stunning model servers. DJ Eric Forbes commands the room with his pulsating beats ranging from hip-hop to rock and every music genre in between. Guests looking for a more secluded area in the stylish venue can enjoy Perrier Jouet Champagne and Absolut Vodka bottle specials at private VIP tables.

VIDA! AT DIEGO
Diego, MGM Grand’s trendy Mexican eatery, turns up the heat every Friday and Saturday with Vida! Las Vegas’ Latin-flavored dance party. Vida! combines the best in Latin music and modern flair as top Latin DJs spin the latest in Reggaeton, Spanish pop and rock and Cumbia beats. Vida! also features a twist on traditional bottle service as guests are treated to tableside cart service where mixologists create specialty concoctions and signature margaritas.

Dates: Friday and Saturday
Hours: Opens at 11:30 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-7777 for more information

CENTRIFUGE
MGM Grand offers guests a chance to be the center of attention at Centrifuge, the 77-seat bar featuring live entertainment and an innovative drink menu. The bar comes alive nightly with a progressive music program and numerous freestyle and choreographed dance numbers. Centrifuge features specialty cocktails from each of MGM Grand’s signature restaurants, infusing the drinks with fruit and displaying the innovative drinks around the bar in Louise Treize baccarat crystal bottles.

Dates: Daily
Hours: Sunday – Thursday: Opens at 4 p.m.; Friday – Saturday: Opens at noon
Admission: No cover charge. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-7777 for more information

WEST WING BAR
The West Wing Bar provides a secluded place to hang out, meet before an evening of dining and entertainment or wind down with a nightcap. West Wing Bar is open daily at 4 p.m. and features a live DJ set Friday and Saturday.

ULTRA POOL

WET REPUBLIC ULTRA POOL
WET REPUBLIC – MGM Grand’s ultra pool – is scheduled to open Friday, March 22 for the 2013 season. Providing guests with the ultimate nightlife vibe merged seamlessly with poolside pampering and relaxation, this adults-only playground features a 53,000-square-foot ultra pool and 2,500-square-foot open-air ultra lounge. WET REPUBLIC is a magnet for partygoers, the glitterati and celebrities from around the world. World-renowned DJs spin beats under the sun while guests can retreat on a chaise lounge or daybed, under a cabana or in an exclusive VIP bungalow.

Dates: Thursday – Monday
Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-3563 for more information

ATTRACTIONS

CSI: THE EXPERIENCE
The popular worldwide phenomenon is available at MGM Grand in the hometown of the original top-rated “CSI” television series – Las Vegas. A challenging and fun multi-sensory attraction, CSI: The Experience places guests in the role of crime scene investigator as they solve one of three true-to-life mysteries. The average experience lasts 60 – 90 minutes.

Dates/Times: Daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (last entry at 8 p.m.)
Prices: $28 per person (12 years and older); $21 per person (ages 4-11); second and third re-entries are priced at $13, with proof of prior admission; Family packs of four (two adults and two children under 11 years of age) are available for $75.
***Nevada residents with valid ID receive a $5 discount.
Additional Information: CSI: The Experience is designed for guests 12 years of age or older. Multimedia portions of the exhibit are presented in English with Spanish subtitles. For more information, call MGM Grand at (702) 891-7006 or go online to www.mgmgrand or www.csiexhibit.com.