It’s a few years away, but the ground-breaking for the brand-new Las Vegas Arena took place this past week. UFC president Dana White was on hand for the occasion, and was informed he would get to host the first sporting event in the building.
The $375 million arena is set to open in Spring 2016 and will seat 20,000 for combat sports events. It is 650,000 square feet in the heart of the UFC’s home.
“It will definitely open more dates for us,” said White, in an interview with MMAjunkie.com. “The one thing this town needed really bad was a state-of-the-art arena. Whether it’s the internet service or the production, all of these things are very important in putting on a world-class show; and it’s all going to change when this thing is built.”
White added that the UFC will still look to MGM Grand Garden Arena and Mandalay Bay Events Center as host sites once the Las Vegas Arena is complete.
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