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Mohegan Sun Signs Exclusive Partnership With Webster Bank Arena

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Uncasville, CT (December 6, 2017) – Mohegan Sun, the premier entertainment destination in the Northeast, announced today an exclusive partnership with the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT. The three year, multiple-level agreement involves concerts, sporting events and sponsorships is effective immediately.

“This is an exciting day as two of the strongest entertainment venues in the state join forces,” said Tom Cantone, Senior Vice President of Sports & Entertainment for Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE). “We have had an open relationship with Webster Bank Arena for years and this agreement is a further extension of the long-term partnership we look forward to having with them.”

Kevin Brown “Red Eagle,” Chairman of the Mohegan Tribe and MGE Management Board said that, “Today’s announcement is more than just a partnership with the Webster Bank Arena. It’s a demonstration of our commitment to bringing tourism to all of Connecticut, not just the southeastern corner. It is a commitment to Bridgeport, a city rich in history and culture, to help with the growth and rebirth of the Park City.”

Brown added that, “While we may be expanding our footprint across the country and internationally, our headquarters are and will always remain here. Connecticut is our home.”

“We are thrilled to have a true partnership with the premiere gaming and entertainment facility in Connecticut,” New York Islanders and Bridgeport Sound Tigers Owner Jon Ledecky said.  “Mohegan Sun will help secure concerts that will appeal to the local community, as well as become a visible sponsor in our first-class arena.  This multi-year agreement is just the beginning of a long-term marriage and is fantastic news for the supporters of the Webster Bank Arena and the City of Bridgeport.”

“As a venue consultant to the Webster Bank Arena and the New York Islanders, we are excited to assist the organization in its pursuit to provide world class facilities and events for its patrons and fans,” Co-Chairman of Oakview Alliance, Peter Luukko said.

Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT is home to the 10,000-seat Mohegan Sun Arena, one of the top ranked venues within theworldBillboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of the Year” at the Country Music Awards three times within the last nine years and was voted “Arena of the Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas among several others.

About Mohegan Sun:

Owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Mohegan Sun 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, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, 2 world-class spas, a golf course, over 90 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 Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

About Webster Bank Arena:

Webster Bank Arena has been a staple of the Bridgeport community since it opened in 2001, hosting nearly 150 events each year, including sporting events, family shows, concerts by world-famous musicians and much more. It is managed by Harbor Yard Sports and Entertainment and features nearly 10,000 seats as well as 68 suites of varying sizes, three large hospitality areas, and a state of the art, 30×16 ft., high-definition video board. Webster Bank Arena has been home to the New York Islanders’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, since the team’s inception in 2001 and also hosts home games for Sacred Heart University’s men’s hockey program and Fairfield University’s men’s basketball team. The Arena’s success has a dramatic impact on the economic status of downtown Bridgeport. More information is available by visiting  www.websterbankarena.com or the Arena’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Mohegan Sun Hosts Basketball Hall of Fame Tip – Off Tournament and Holiday Showcases

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Tickets on sale today

UNCASVILLE, CT (September 8, 2017) –   The Basketball Hall of Fame is hosting three upcoming tournaments at Mohegan Sun Arena: the Tip – Off Tournament, Women’s Holiday Showcase and Men’s Holiday Showcase.

First is the Tip – Off Tournament on Saturday, November 18th at 12:00pm, 2:30pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm and Sunday, November 19th at 12:30pm, 3:00pm, 5:30pm and 8:00pm. Playing from the Naismith bracket is Boston College, La Salle University, Northwestern University and Texas Tech University. Playing from the Springfield bracket is Sacred Heart University, Saint Peter’s University, University of Main and University of South Alabama.  Tickets are $150.00, $65.00, $25.00 and $10.00 and go on sale today at 10:00am through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to Ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, September 9th.

Next to come to Mohegan Sun Arena is the Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Holiday Showcaseon Tuesday, December 19th.  UCONN takes on Oklahoma at 7:00pm.  Tickets are $115.00, $32.00 and $15.00 and go on sale today at 10:00am through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to Ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, September 9th.

The third tournament The Basketball Hall of Fame is hosting at Mohegan Sun Arena is the Holiday Showcase.  St. John’s will play against Saint Joseph’s and Providence plays against Houston on Wednesday, December 20th at 4:30pm and 7:00pm.  Tickets are $150.00, $65.00, $25.00 and$10.00 and go on sale today at 10:00am through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to Ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, September 9th.

Media credentials may be requested at www.hoophall.com/media-request.

Media opportunities are available. Please contact Nicole Taylor at 480.861.2442 or Nicole.taylor@positionsports.com for more information.

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard MagazinePollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas.  Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.”  Mohegan Sun also won “Casino of the Year” in 2 categories at the 2013 & 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

Mohegan Sun’s Signings & Sightings Presents Sebastian Vollmer

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

WHAT: Football star Sebastian Vollmer stops by Bow & Arrow Sports Bar at Mohegan Sun on Thursday, September 7th for a Signings & Sightings event.

WHEN: Thursday, September 7th

7:30pm – Signing Event

Bow & Arrow Sports Bar

IN DETAIL: Top off your game-day party with a championship guest appearance from former New England Patriots football star, Sebastian Vollmer. The big game legend will be greeting fans during an exclusive Signings & Sightings event at Bow & Arrow Sports Bar on Thursday, September 7th. This is one event you won’t want to pass on!

Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis, with limited availability. Sebastian Vollmer will be signing 1 piece of memorabilia OR 1 headshot per person.  Headshots will be distributed at the event. This event is bracelet-only. Bracelets will be distributed at 5:30pm at the signing location in Bow & Arrow Sports Bar. Guests must be wearing a bracelet in order to gain entry into the signing line. Signing personalization and photos are prohibited.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN: Owned by Mohegan Gaming Entertainment, Mohegan Sun 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, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, world-class spa, a golf course, over 90 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 Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.