Nicki Minaj & Ariana Grande Perform at T-Mobile Arena Opening Celebration Concert

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Last night, marked the grand debut of the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. To help celebrate the official public opening, the phone service provider tapped the Queen of hip-hop Nicki Minaj as well as multi-platinum, GRAMMY-nominated artist Ariana Grande.

More than 20,000 event-goers filled the new arena to catch the chart-toppers perform their best hits live on stage. Grande performed “Leave me Lonely,” a collaboration with Mary Gray, while Minaj closed out the night with “Starship” and turned the entire arena magenta.

The venue, which was designed with the intent of becoming a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Gold Certified facility, is located just west of the famed Las Vegas Strip. It is approximately 16 acres and 650,000 square feet. The sustainable arena features:

  • 44 Luxury Suites
  • 2 Party Suites
  • 8 Event Level Suites
  • More than two dozen private loge boxes
  • Two dedicated VIP Entrances
  • Two-acre outdoor Toshiba Plaza for pre-event functions and special events
  • Premium balconies on all VIP and public levels with views to the plaza, park and Strip
  • Multiple locker facilities, premium dressing rooms, green room and multipurpose spaces to accommodate a variety of sports and entertainment events.
  • Wide variety of food and beverage options at each level
  • ADA accessibility on every level
  • A 75,000-square-foot loading dock, staging, storage, and other facilities to accommodate major events including six truck docks

If you’re a T-Mobile customer, you will always get the Un-carrier VIP treatment at the arena, which is owned by AEG and MGM Resorts International. The unique benefits include:

  • Dedicated fast-track VIP venue entrance at every event
  • Access to event tickets and premium VIP experiences (select events)
  • Pre-sales and seat upgrade opportunities