UNLV: Stay in the Game
This fall, the Thomas & Mack Center will begin a $48 million renovation. The university is also planning through private donations a three-story wing with a dazzling new hospitality suite and the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame. State-of-the-art upgrades that will enhance the experience for the center’s 800,000+ annual attendees are also on the drawing board.
STAY IN THE GAME When it was built 30 years ago, the Thomas & Mack Center was a game changer for UNLV â€“ and for Southern Nevada. UNLV | 03 LARGER-THAN-LIFE BEGINNINGS • Opened in November 1983 • Opening gala featured Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and Diana Ross • First rock concert was Loverboy in December 1983 • First National Finals Rodeo appearance was in December 1985 • World Wrestling Federation debut was April 1986 • The multipurpose Cox Pavilion opened in 2001 • Mendenhall Center basketball training facility opened in 2012 UNLV | 04 UNLV | 00 LARGER-THAN-LIFE ENTERTAINMENT LARGER-THAN-LIFE SPORTS UNLV | 00 UNLV | 00 $200 MILLION Thomas & Mack Centerâ€™s contribution to the Las Vegas economy in fiscal year 2012 #1 TOP GROSSING college arena for hosting concerts and events in the U.S. according to Venues Today Magazine 22 MILLION Number of attendees since 1983 LARGER-THAN-LIFE IMPACT 54,345 Number of people who attended high school graduations at the Thomas & Mack Center in 2013 830,709 Number of event attendees in 2013 UNLV | 11 LARGER-THAN-LIFE OPPORTUNITIES UNLV | 13 TRANSFORMATIVE RENOVATIONS WILL KEEP THE THOMAS & MACK CENTER COMPETITIVE IN SOUTHERN NEVADA’S EXPANDING ENTERTAINMENT SECTOR. • Maximize fan, athlete, and student game-day experience • Integrated on-campus athletics complex • Panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip from new 11,500-square-foot premium club lounge • New, state-of-the-art UNLV Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame • Exciting possibilities for pre- and post-event receptions, meetings, and celebrations in proposed new 51,775-square-foot wing • Expanded, updated concourse • Marquee signage will provide 38 million impressions a year • Ensure that the Thomas & Mack Center remains the #1 collegiate event venue in the U.S. UNLV | 14 UNLV | 00 FOR INFORMATION CONTACT BE A GAME CHANGER UNLV | 00 SCOTT ROBERTS Associate Vice President for Development 702-895-2816 firstname.lastname@example.org UNLV Foundation University of Nevada, Las Vegas 4505 S. Maryland Parkway Las Vegas, NV 89154 UNLV | 17 UNLV | 00