Mohegan Sun Arena Continues Success With Record Setting Year In 2017

Ranking amongst top concert venues in the world with major U.S. tours, sellouts and national awards

UNCASVILLE, CT (December 11, 2017) – Mohegan Sun Arena recorded yet another successful year of A-list national tours and national awards in 2017. Two major awards were “Prime Site” and “Casino of the Year,” bringing the total to 15 national awards for the Arena over nine years. Named in Connecticut Magazine as “Best of Connecticut 2017” for large entertainment venue, Mohegan Sun Arena continues to be one of the busiest venues in the world, and surpassed 11 million guests this year as well.

“I am blessed to have so many talented people who help put our entertainment brand on the world stage – they are the reason we have a world-class venue sitting right in our backyard,” said Tom Cantone, Sr. VP of Sports and Entertainment.

Along with recognitions, 2017 brought in multiple Grammy winners, Billboard chart toppers and Top Hot 100 artists with a record of 39 sellouts, as well as two major sport franchises, CT Sun and Black Wolves Lacrosse who both made the playoffs, filling in some of 165 dates drawing some 800,000 fans.

Among the celebrated artists and bands in 2017, one of the hottest tours includes Lady Gaga’s, “Joanne World Tour” which hit Mohegan Sun Arena with two sold-out shows. The Arena also hosted other highly touted tours that sold-out within minutes including Ed Sheeran, Bon Jovi, Neil Diamond, Depeche Mode, Journey, Pentatonix, Backstreet Boys and Ariana Grande.

Major National Awards and Tours:

  • #1 Ranked Casino Venue in the World (Billboard, Pollstar, Venues Today)
  • #1 Social Media Venue in the World for Size (Venues Today)
  • Prime Site Award (Facilities & Event Management Magazine)
  • Casino of the Year (IEBA – International Entertainment Buyers Association)
  • Named Most Instagrammed Location in CT (Buzzfeed)
  • 3rd in the U.S. for Size (Billboard)
  • 3rd in the World for Size (Billboard)
  • 39th in the World for All Size Venues (Pollstar)
  • 17th in the U.S. for All Size Venues (Pollstar)
  • Ed Sheeran – Grammy nomination for “Song of the Year;” Presented a check for $10,000 to the CT Children’s Hospital in his name
  • Lady Gaga – 2017 American Music Awards “Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist;” Wore the CT Sun game jersey on stage during her show
  • Katy Perry – Met the family of a local cancer victim who listened to her music during treatment. The full story is available to read here: Poughkeepsie Journal
  • Bon Jovi – Rehearsed and started his “This House Is Not for Sale Tour” at Mohegan Sun Arena
  • Ariana Grande – Grammy nominations: “Best Pop Vocal Album” and “Best Pop Solo Performance;” BBC Radio 1’s Teen Awards “Best International Solo Artist”
  • The Weeknd – Power Artists (Billboard Power 100)
  • Florida Georgia Line – “Top Country Song” (Billboard)
  • Imagine Dragons – 2017 American Music Awards “Favorite Duo/Group Pop/Rock”
  • Halsey – “Top Hot 100 Song,” “Top Collaboration,” “Top Dance/Electric Song” (Billboard); Grammy nomination for “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance”
  • Vets Rock – With Joe Walsh and Eddie Money, raised a total of $250,000 for our Veterans and USO

*Rankings reflect mid-year reporting with year-end results due out January 2018.

Other notable national tours in 2017 included: Eric Church, Sebastian Maniscalco, Tim & Faith, Jason Aldean, Neil Diamond, The Who, New Kids on the Block, Pentatonix, Chris Rock and Kevin Hart.

Mohegan Sun Arena keeps pace in the New Year with big name acts set for 2018 as: Walk The Moon on January 20th, Dancing With The Stars on January 26th & 27th, Cole Swindell on February 17th, Little Big Town on February 23rd, Kid Rock on March 2nd, Alice Cooper on March 8th, Rod Stewart on March 24th, Celtic Woman on March 30th, Lorde on April 7th, Brett Eldredge on April 28th, Tim & Faith on June 15th and many more.

To view the full entertainment calendars for Mohegan Sun, visit mohegansun.com/entertainment.

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar 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.

Complete Your Wish List With Holiday Specials At Mohegan Sun

A one-stop shop for all celebrations

UNCASVILLE, CT (December 6, 2017) – During Christmas and New Year’s Eve season, guests can enjoy holiday dining and shopping specials offered across the property at Mohegan Sun. From delightful meals at Todd English’s Tuscany and Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain, to sweet treats at Ben & Jerry’s and Godiva Chocolatier and shopping steals from retail stores such as Robert Graham, find the perfect deal for you and whoever you choose to spend the day with!

Christmas Specials

Come in and enjoy a Christmas meal on Monday, December 25th at Todd English’s Tuscany, offering braised veal osso bucco with wild mushroom risotto for $60.00 per person.

From Friday, December 22nd to Monday, December 25th, The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House will feature a special Christmas menu including stuffed mushrooms with six New England style mushrooms filled with a sweet and savory Ritz cracker stuffing for $10.00; shrimp cocktail with five jumbo shrimp served with cocktail sauce and lemon for $12.00; 12 oz. slow roasted prime rib served with grilled asparagus covered in hollandaise sauce, roasted rosemary fingerling potatoes and au jus for $26.00; baked stuffed shrimp dinner with jumbo shrimp stuffed with a lemon beurre blanc served with jasmine rice and the daily vegetable for $17.00. Guests also have the option to add two baked shrimp to any entrée for $5.00. *Opening at 5:00pm on Christmas Day.

Book a holiday party now at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and each of your guests will receive a $20.0 gift voucher to use in-store.

For a sweet treat, Ben & Jerry’s will be offering a limited batch of crusted candy cane covered/dipped waffle cones and a candy cane sundae topping available for the holidays.

For a little retail therapy at The Shops at Mohegan Sun, visit Godiva Chocolatier to treat yourself or to gift delicious in-store treats and personal collections featuring velvety hot chocolate and creamy chocolate petit four mini presents. In addition, receive 20% off on friends & family and buy more, save more. Or, stop by Robert Graham to receive a complimentary pair of leather tech gloves with a purchase of $350.00 or more, while supplies last.

Guests looking for something fun to do at the end of the day can head over to Kids Quest, and for every $25.00 spent, receive $5.00 to spend on a future visit. As a reminder: Santa visits on December 16th & 17th!

New Year’s Eve Specials

On Sunday, December 31st, enjoy a New Year’s Eve meal at Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain. For $80.00 per person, enjoy an 8 oz. rubbed filet mignon, ½ lobster with roasted lemon butter and choice of spinach or smashed potatoes.

Todd English’s Tuscany will offer featured specials of lobster ravioli with smoke lemon burro fuso, arugula and black garlic for $32.00 and a grilled 18 oz. prime bone-in ribeye with Benton bacon wrapped scallops, gorgonzola silk potato and asparagus for $70.00.

New Year shopping deals can be found at Robert Graham. Stop by to receive a complimentary pair of leather tech gloves with a purchase of $350.00 or more, while supplies last.

At Kids Quest, “Party like Potter” on New Year’s Eve! Guests are encouraged to wear the Hogwarts House colors of their choice for a night of Harry Potter themed fun and games. Count down to 2018 followed by a balloon drop.

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.

Mohegan Sun Signs Exclusive Partnership With Webster Bank Arena

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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