In The News: Thomas & Mack Center
One last steel beam was fitted by workers onto the skeleton of Thomas & Mack Center’s new multipurpose facility this morning, signaling a fast-approaching conclusion to more than two years and $72.5 million worth of renovations to the arena.
An effort to revamp UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center has reached a milestone as community leaders prepare to host this year’s final presidential debate at the iconic arena.
UNLV's Thomas & Mack Center has earned a reputation for being one of the highest grossing venues of its kind. Now, it's getting a much needed facelift.
Mike Newcomb popped out of his executive office at The Thomas & Mack Center and had a spring in his step. His 32-year-old venue on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus is undergoing a $72.5 million makeover, and the arena director was eager to show the improvements.
His work day has included plenty of construction noise and dust over the past year, and Thomas & Mack Center executive director Mike Newcomb gets plenty of use out of the hard hat he keeps near his desk.
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas will host the final presidential debate before next year's election, boosting the city's growing influence in a race that already has brought a long succession of candidates to Southern Nevada.
The last time a piece of Canadian sporting culture was exported to Las Vegas, it did not go so well. The Las Vegas Posse played one year in the Canadian Football League. They averaged around 9,000 fans per game in 1994, the second-last home game drew 2,350 souls and the last home game was relocated to Edmonton after the Posse announced plans to fold.