MGM Grand Garden Arena Set to Host SmackDown this March
The MGM Grand Garden Arena is a multi-purpose arena located within the MGM Grand Las Vegas hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip. The arena has a seating capacity of 17,000 with bleachers and is used for a wide range of events including concerts, boxing, and mixed martial arts.
Despite its relatively small size, it’s one of the most iconic arenas in the world and frequently hosts high-profile events. It has a long history with WWE and is set to host SmackDown this March.
History of the MGM Grand Garden Arena
The MGM Grand Garden Arena was built in 1993 and quickly became one of the most iconic live spots in the USA. Its main use has been for UFC and boxing events, with many super fights in recent times such as Oscar De La Hoya vs Floyd Mayweather Jr in 2007 and Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury II in 2020.
It has also hosted the Latin Grammy Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards. In terms of sports, the arena is home to the Vegas Golden Knights of the NHL. There are also various concerts that take place there every year. Ariana Grande, Shakira, and the Killers have all performed there recently.
The MGM Grand Garden Arena is located within the famous MGM Grand hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, which is the largest hotel in the world with 6,852 rooms. It’s one of the longest-running sites in the Nevada gambling hub, having previously existed as the Marina Hotel and Casino between 1975 and 1990. The casino itself makes it into the top ten list of largest casinos in the world, with an area of 171,000 square feet. There are more than 2,500 slots and 139 table games to choose from.
SmackDown Set to Come to MGM Grand in March
Wrestling has long been associated with the MGM Grand, and it has hosted numerous events from UWF and All Elite Wrestling in the past. Recently, it held its first-ever WWE pay-per-view event. This was Money in the Bank in 2022, which was originally scheduled to be held at the Allegiant Stadium. The success of that event persuaded WWE organizers to make a return to the arena this year.
WWE Friday Night SmackDown is one of the biggest wrestling events on the planet, and it takes place in a different location every week. It usually tours around the USA, but it has also been held in other countries such as the United Kingdom and Japan. To date, it has been broadcast from a whopping 163 arenas around the world. This year, the event will be in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in March, and viewers can expect to see the likes of Braun Strowman, The Brawling Brutes, and Charlotte Flair.
WWE fans are soon to get a taste of how the MGM Grand Garden Arena is the perfect setting for fighting events. It’s highly likely that there will be many more wrestling contests to come there in the future.