LAS VEGAS—MGM Resorts International andAEG have finalized a $200-million bank facility tofund the development and construction of a new 20,000 seatarena. Located on the west side of the Las Vegas Strip,between New York—New York and Monte Carlo resorts, the new $375-million privately funded world-classarena is currently under construction. The Las VegasArena is scheduled to debut in the spring of 2016.

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"We are grateful for the support of our financial partners inhelping MGM and AEG bring a world-class arena to Las Vegas,” saysDan Beckerman, president and CEO of AEG. “Thisfinancing along with the equity contributions of both partnersfully funds the development and construction of this new and iconicvenue.”

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Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM ResortsInternational, says "This partnership was committed from the startthat this would be a privately funded arena and we are proud tohave accomplished this goal. While construction is progressing onsite, our industry-leading entertainment teams are working behindthe scenes, already seeking out and developing new and expandedevents to fill this new stage. This entertainment programming willcarry our city forward for years to come, fortifying Las Vegas asthe Entertainment Capital of the World."

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Las Vegas Arena Co. is jointly owned by AEG and MGM. Construction of the indoor arena began in May 2016.

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Expected to host more than 100 events annually, the arenadesigned by architect Populous, will feature20,000 seats, 50 luxury suites, more than two dozen private logeboxes and other specially designed exclusive hospitality offeringsnever before featured in a facility of its kind. Designed tomeet the USGBC's standards for LEED Gold Certification, the arenawill house multiple locker facilities, premium dressing rooms,complete broadcast facilities and a variety of staging innovationsthat will bring the biggest stars and most important events to LasVegas' newest landmark.

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