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Mohegan Sun Takes Home “Casino Of The Year” At The 47th Annual IEBA Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

UNCASVILLE, CT (October 24, 2017) — Mohegan Sun, the Uncasville, CT. flagship property for Mohegan Gaming&Entertainment, is excited to announce that it has been named “Casino of the Year” at the 2017 International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) Honors and Awards Ceremony, that took place in Nashville, Tennessee on October 17th, 2017.  Mohegan Sun won this very award in 2015 as well.

“Our dedicated entertainment team has built a national reputation to make our 10,000-seat Mohegan Sun Arena become as popular as the stars that play it. I’m very proud of the high level of entertainment and hard work that the industry has recognized as award-winning, and with that, extremely honored to be named “Casino of the Year,” at this year’s IEBA Ceremony.” – said Senior Corporate VP of Sports & Entertainment for Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Tom Cantone.

The International Entertainment Buyers Association Honors and Awards Ceremony took place October 17th in downtown Nashville’s, Omni Hotel and Country Music Hall of Fame® & Museum. The awards are voted on by top entertainment executives in the nation including the biggest agencies, artist management groups and other arenas, theatres and clubs throughout the U.S.

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE), is the corporate arm of Mohegan Sun, with gaming & entertainment destinations across the United States and with projects underway internationally, as well. In addition to the flagship casino & resort in Connecticut, which is home to Mohegan Sun Arena and regularly hosts acts like Bruce Springsteen, Beyoncé, Kenny Chesney and Lady Gaga, MGE also supports entertainment venues at each of its owned and/or operated properties, including the 2,500-seat Mari Showroom at Paragon Hotel & Resort in Marksville, LA, the 1,400-seat Superstar Theatre at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, the 1,400 Keystone Grand Center at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre, PA and a soon-to-be-opened, 2,500-seat entertainment venue at iLANI in southern Washington State.

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 Arena Is #1 In Recent Mid-Summer Rankings

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

The award-winning venue takes the top spot in Venues Today for all arenas of its size between June 16th and July 15th

UNCASVILLE, CT (September 8, 2015) – With a top-notch mid-Summer lineup that included the likes of Shania Twain, Def Leppard, Idina Menzel, Dancing With The Stars, John Fogerty, Kelly Clarkson and Barenaked Ladies, Mohegan Sun Arena earned the top stop in concert and event gross from June 16th through July 15th for all venue’s in the world, at capacities’ between 5,001 and 10,000 seats, as reported by industry trade publication, Venues Today.

“Our Summer programming in the Arena is always strong, but the variety of shows, level of performer’s and great promotion for this particular stretch was very successful. And fans were able to take in some exceptional summer concerts here at Mohegan Sun. It’s an honor to be #1 in the heart of summer.” – Tom Cantone,  Senior Vice President of  Sports & Entertainment for Mohegan Sun Properties

Venue’s Today also recently released its mid-year Top Stops for 2015 and Mohegan Sun Arena is in the top 15 for all USA Arena’s in addition to the top 50 in the world, regardless of venue size.   And by the time 2015 comes to a close, it’s likely that this number will climb, with Nick Jonas headlining the Arena on September 11th, Of Monster’s And Men set for September 26th, Five Finger Death Punch & Papa Roach on October 8th, Joe Walsh on October 16th, Rick Martin on October 18th, Darius Rucker on October 24th, The Weeknd on November 14th, Shinedown & Breaking Benjamin on November 19th and many more.

On Friday, September 18th, Mohegan Sun Arena will host an exclusive Best of 90s Concert as well, featuring Boyz II Men, who 23 years ago had their hit “End of the Road,” atop the Billboard 100 for 13 weeks! Also on the lineup is Wilson Philips, En Vogue, Coolio, Freedom Williams of C and C Music Factory, Shock G of Digital Underground and hosted by none other than Ed Lover. The combined records sold by this group are over 100 million.

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. Also in 2013, Mohegan Sun won “Casino of The Year” in 2 categories at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 Arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

Mohegan Sun Arena Ranked In Top 10 Of USA Concert Venues

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

At nearly half-a-million tickets sold for 2014, 10,000-seat Arena in Uncasville, CT continues to be ranked with big city & high profile venues across the globe

National industry trade publications, Pollstar Magazine, Billboard Magazine and Venues Today recently released their 2014 Year End Special issues, which reports the top selling tours and top venues across the globe, and all have ranked Mohegan Sun Arena among the top concert venues in the world. With one of the most successful years it’s seen, Mohegan Sun Arena sold nearly half-a-million concert tickets in 2014, making the venue the 26th ranked concert stop worldwide and 8th nationally for all size venues, beating last year’s Pollstar finish of #52 worldwide and #23 nationally.

With the finish of 8th overall and 3rd for its size nationwide, the Uncasville venue places itself in the company of arenas like The Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA, Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Philips Arena in Atlanta, The Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. and Madison Square Garden in New York, NY,  all of which have capacities of over 15,000. Mohegan Sun Arena also finishes #1 for all of New England in Pollstar’s 2014 ranks.

The Arena has also received high praise from trade publication Billboard Magazine as one of the top venues of the decade so far and for 2014 the Arena finished at #4 in the world and #3 in the USA for its size (5,000-10,000) in total gross from concert ticket sales.

“The product we produce is fun.  Not just from the artists, but from our talented team who provide such a wonderful guest experience that will last a lifetime. How cool is that?” said Senior VP of Sports & Entertainment for Mohegan Sun properties, Tom Cantone. “Our idea was always to make Mohegan Sun Arena as popular as the stars who play it. I think our entertainment program has reached that goal of making this venue an institution.”

Last year saw Mohegan Sun welcome Bruce Springsteen for the first time for a 2-night stay that closed out the highly touted High Hopes tour. Mohegan Sun Arena played host to multiple other sell-outs in 2014 including Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Cher, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Michael Bublé and Luke Bryan. All of whom are in the top 20 of worldwide touring acts ranked for 2014 in Pollstar.

As one of the busiest arenas in the nation, last year, more people attended concerts at Mohegan Sun Arena than visited Monticello, Glacier Bay National Park and the same amount as visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The 2015 calendar is heating up as well and already consists of such artists and bands as: Fleetwood Mac on February 7th, Florida Georgia Line on February 21st, Neil Diamond on March 13th, Ariana Grande on March 14th, Miranda Lambert on April 11th, Kevin Hart on April 18th, Kenny Chesney on April 24th & 25th, The Who on May 24th, New Kids on the Block on June 12th, Shawn Mendes on June 7th, Train on June 21st and Mötley Crüe on August 16th.  More information on these concerts and more can be found at Mohegan Sun!

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. Also in 2013, Mohegan Sun won “Casino of The Year” in 2 categories at the 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.