Best New Strip Landmark



Just as the whimsical High Roller changed the city’s skyline last year, so is the $375 million, 20,000-seat MGM-AEG Arena. Shoehorned between hotel towers and parking garages, the distinctive façade is destined to become a more muscular icon. Before the first stair is climbed, the first beer is spilled, the first selfie is snapped, the first frontman shouts “Hello, Las Vegas!” the first knockout is delivered, the first sudden-death overtime, the first buzzer-beating swish, we dream. We await. We anticipate the scripted and unscripted entertainment to be enclosed within—and the glorious memories created in a stirring new place to call our own. Perhaps even with an NHL team to call our own, too.


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