Community Relations

Mohegan Sun Acquires Second Professional Sports Team

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Mohegan Sun Arena to become home field for the former Philadelphia Wings in the National Lacrosse League

UNCASVILLE, CT (August 6, 2014) – Mohegan Sun and the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (MTGA) announced today it has purchased half of the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The team will relocate to Uncasville, CT and will begin play in December at Mohegan Sun Arena.

This is the second professional sports team acquired by the Mohegan Tribe and MTGA, which has owned the Connecticut Sun of the WNBA since 2003. It is the second current ownership group of Native American descent in the NLL, which is committed to honoring both the culture and history of the game which was founded by Native Americans over 700 years ago.

“The Mohegan Tribe is thrilled to be associated with a game with centuries-old roots with the Eastern Woodland Indians,” Kevin Brown “Red Eagle” said.  “By bringing the lacrosse team to our reservation land, we are not only creating a tie with the past, but bringing the game into an exciting future with our top-notch sports and entertainment team.  We are aiming to create a team and community spirit to match what we have been able to achieve with the Connecticut Sun.”

“We are equally excited about partnering with Mohegan Sun and the MTGA,” team president and co-owner Michael French said. “The New England market for lacrosse for both men and women has been expanding at a phenomenal pace. We have a great nucleus of proven players, strong leadership in our locker room and a very experienced coaching staff. We look forward to bringing all of this energy to Mohegan Sun Arena.”

The franchise name will be announced at a later date. The team will be a member of the NLL East Division, joining the Buffalo Bandits, Minnesota Swarm, Rochester Knighthawks and Toronto Rock. Teams in the NLL West Division are the Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Edmonton Rush and Vancouver Stealth. NLL teams play an 18 game regular season schedule from December through April, with all games being played on weekends.

“On behalf of the entire NLL, we are proud to welcome the Mohegan Tribe as owners, further re-connecting our league with the rich roots of the game,” said NLL Commissioner George Daniel.  “We are also excited about the prospects of bringing the NLL to Connecticut and greater New England for the 2015 season.”

Each NLL team features a 20 man active roster with up to four additional practice squad players. The current roster will remain intact for the new franchise. A total of 18 players, 16 runners and two goalies dress for each game with up to six players per team allowed on the floor during play. NLL games feature four 15-minute quarters as well as a sudden-death overtime period if tied at the end of regulation play.

Professional indoor lacrosse combines the physical play of hockey with the high-scoring, fast-paced and play-making style of basketball. Indoor lacrosse is played on turf often inside the confines of an ice hockey rink with glass and rink boards intact. Teams combine to score an average of 23 goals during an NLL game.

About Mohegan Sun
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 75 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and view us on YouTube.

About National Lacrosse League
Founded in 1986, the National Lacrosse League ranks third in average attendance for professional indoor sports worldwide behind only the NHL & NBA. The NLL is comprised of nine franchises across the United States and Canada. The Rochester Knighthawks were crowned 2014 NLL Champions to complete the league’s 28th season. For more information, visit NLL.com or find the NLL on Facebook and Twitter.

Party Into The New Year At Mohegan Sun

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Mohegan Sun’s all-night New Year’s Eve celebration kicks off on Tuesday, December 31st

UNCASVILLE, CT – Mohegan Sun will be throwing one of the biggest New Year’s Eve parties Connecticut has to offer on Tuesday, December 31st. Exclusive events, live entertainment and plenty of champagne will be available throughout the night, along with an extravagant finale in The Shops concourse as the crowd counts down to Midnight.

MOHEGAN SUN’S PARTY INTO THE NEW YEAR
Mohegan Sun’s “Party into the New Year” sponsored by Moët & Chandon starts at 10:00pm inside the Uncas Ballroom. The cost of entry is $75.00 and includes an open bar, music by Skam Artist DJ Sid Vicious, a champagne toast at Midnight and a breakfast buffet at 2:00am to keep the party going. Tickets are on sale now through the Mohegan Sun Box Office and Ticketmaster.

COUNTDOWN IN THE SHOPS COUNCOURSE
Thousands of partygoers will gather at The Shops concourse as the clock strikes 12. Complimentary hats, horns and tiaras will be given out at Summer and Riverview coat checks starting at 5:00pm, available while supplies last. At 9:00pm, DJae Mêlée will begin to spin outside of Todd English’s Tuscany alongside skilled break-dancers. To top it off, a pyrotechnic display at Midnight will truly light up the New Year. To view some of the festivities from last year’s event, click here.

SHOWS
Mohegan Sun Arena
will be featuring an exclusive Cirque Celebration show at 7:00pm.  This 75-minute heart-pounding, non-stop colorful explosion of athleticism, acrobatic audacity and festive imagination will be the perfect way to ring in the New Year. Tickets are $25.00 and are available through the Mohegan Sun Box Office and Ticketmaster.

At The Wolf Den, one of the most original 80’s tribute bands of all time, Rubix Kube, will be performing free shows at 8:00pm & 11:00pm. Come early as seating is limited. All guests must be 21 or older.

The Cabaret Theatre will bring the laughs for The Funniest New Year’s Eve in Connecticut as comedian Robert Kelly featuring Marvin Bell with special guest RC Smith take the stage at 10:00pm. Tickets are $44.50 and are available through the Mohegan Sun Box Office and Ticketmaster.

NIGHTLIFE
Mohegan Sun’s newest nightclub, Avalon, will be hosting a New Year’s Eve party at 9:00pm with music by Clinton Sparks and a champagne toast at Midnight. The internationally renowned super-club is equipped with high-energy audio by EAW, in a stunning 10,000 square-foot setting. The event is for ages 21 and over and the dress code will be strictly enforced.

VISTA Lounge at Wombi Rock will be kicking off their New Year’s festivities at 9:00pm with music by Skam Artist DJ Jessica Who. Stick around for a champagne toast at Midnight. The party is for ages 21 and over and the dress code will be strictly enforced.

Over at MIST, the celebration continues with a New Year’s party beginning at 11:00pm with
music by Danny Diggz. The party is for ages 21 and over and guests are encouraged to dress to impress.

If you are looking to grab a bite before Midnight, enjoy great food and live music by Kick at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville at 10:30pm, or head over to The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House for a fun celebration starting at 10:30pm with music by DJ Cribb.

More information on Mohegan Sun’s Entertainment schedule can be found at mohegansun.com/entertainment.

About Mohegan Sun
Owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, like on Pinterest and view us on YouTube.

Mohegan Sun Hosts Annual Restaurant Week September 8th – 13th

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Over 15 restaurants to offer various specials; also features a Chef Battle with celebrity judge Kathy Wakile

UNCASVILLE, CT – Bon Appétit! This September, Mohegan Sun has your fill as it celebrates its fourth annual Restaurant Week featuring deals and discounts at over 15 of its restaurants from September 8th – 13th.

A number of restaurants will be offering various discounts or deals including: BALLO Italian & Social Club, Chief’s Deli, Geno’s Pub, Hash House A Go Go, Jasper White’s Summer Shack, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Johnny Rockets, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House, Michael Jordan’s 23.sportcafe, Michael Jordan’s Steak House, SolToro Tequila Grill and Virgil’s Real Barbecue.

Guests can also enjoy 20% off of food purchases at B, Bobby’s Burger Palace, Seasons Buffet and Todd English’s Tuscany throughout the week. For a complete listing of all discounts and specials, click here.

In addition to these great deals, guests can also cheer on their favorite Mohegan Sun chefs as eight restaurants battle it out in a cook-off competition in The Shops concourse. In Mohegan Sun’s Chef Battle, teams will have 30 minutes to prepare their dishes with a mystery ingredient during round robin tournaments September 9th – 13th. The final battle featuring celebrity judge Kathy Wakile of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, will be held on Friday, September 13th at 6:00pm in The Shops at Mohegan Sun. One lucky guest will even win the opportunity to be a special judge. To enter to win, visit Mohegan Sun’s Facebook page starting this week.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN: Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 75 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting our website. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, find us on Pinterest and view us on YouTube.