T-Mobile Arena Becomes First Sports & Entertainment Stadium in Las Vegas to Achieve Prestigious LEED® Green Building Certification
Joint venture partners AEG and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) announced today that in 2016 the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® (LEED) Gold certification to T-Mobile Arena, a 20,000-seat sports and entertainment venue that will host the NHL expansion team, Las Vegas Golden Knights. LEED is the preeminent rating system for design, construction & operation of high-performance green buildings.
“From inception through design, development and construction, MGM Resorts and AEG prioritized environmental sustainability at the T-Mobile Arena,” said Cindy Ortega, MGM Resorts International’s Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer. “Achieving another LEED Gold certification shows our commitment to environmentally responsible construction and our desire to have a positive impact on our community and the planet.”
MGM Resorts and AEG partnered to implement a comprehensive environmental sustainability program at the arena, taking into account all major aspects of the building’s construction and operations. The arena was also planned with industry-leading acoustical design using a range of technical innovations that help deliver top-notch acoustics for event-goers. Since its opening in April 2016, T-Mobile Arena has hosted more than 40 world-class entertainers including The Rolling Stones, U2, Coldplay and George Strait.
“We are pleased and proud of our latest LEED-certified sports and entertainment venue,” said Dan Beckerman, President & CEO of AEG. “Our experience shows that green building practices and sustainable operations are not only the right thing to do, but also make business sense. The T-Mobile Arena will be an industry leader in delivering top-quality entertainment while minimizing the venue’s impact on the local and global environment.”